Preston Lodge Staff and pupils had a very busy time celebrating International Women’s Day.
The week kicked off with a series of assemblies delivered by pupils on the significance of Women’s Day. On Tuesday lunchtime the school was rocked by the cries of Catherine Blair, a local suffragette, who chained herself to pillar in the entrance hall. Assisted by Elsie Inglis, a Suffragist, the two women led the pupils and staff on a march around the school at lunchtime on Tuesday 8th March. She certainly got the attention of most pupils-a great way of reaching everyone in the school and get them talking about women’s issues. Elsie and Catherine also delivered an entertaining workshop to S3 history pupils.
The PL History Club created a display about inspirational women throughout history which was displayed in the reception area beside a display case, provided by the Museum Service, showing the objects which have changed the lives of women in the past 100 years. They also took this display down to an IWD event at Longniddry Community Centre. Ms Morris organised a poll asking pupils which object/item had changed women’s lives most in the last 100 years-ready made meals came in at no 1!
A massive thank you to Sarah Cowie and East Lothian Museum Service for the time and effort they put in to working with PL pupils and staff on this project.