To gain confidence in their own abilities and possibilities, girls need examples of historic female heroes. From Joan of Arc to J.K. Rowling, our girls in K-4 spent the entire day on Friday learning from each other about important women from the past and present. Women We Admire Day is an incredible tradition at Stuart which gives our girls countless examples of female heroes. The students spend weeks doing research in advance, and dress in costume for the assembly and parade. The Talking Museum gives the girls the opportunity to present and speak about the lives and significance of the woman they admire. In addition, our girls were able to participate in break-out sessions on leadership, STEM, the arts, sports, and more.
Did you know that women account for just 10% of historical figures in textbooks? Stuart girls hear and see stories of trailblazing women every day. Women We Admire Day is just one of the many opportunities our girls learn through Stuart's curricula and the women change makers who visit campus and speak to our students. When girls learn about accomplished women in history, they become more aware of the possibilities in their own lives.
Women We Admire Day in the Lower School culminated with a visit from mentor guest speaker Sandria Bremerton, a thermal engineer with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory who shared her personal journey with the girls.