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Manchester High School for Girls


The youngest pupils at Manchester High School for Girls welcomed their own inspirational women; mums, aunties and grandmothers, to School on Thursday 8th March to celebrate International Women’s Day.

The guests, some of whom had travelled from as far as Belgium, were treated to colourful cards, spring flowers and refreshments and the girls couldn’t wait to show them around their classrooms. Many of the girls’ younger siblings came along to see what life is like at their sisters’ School.

Earlier in the day, the Reception classes came to Senior School to view the celebratory display about Suffragettes and to learn about Manchester High’s link to the Pankhursts. They paid a visit to Mrs Hewitt and Mrs Mortimer to wish them a happy International Women’s Day, and spent some time reflecting on what made the women in their families inspirational.

Many of the girls were full of praise of their mums, as Iris described: “My mummy is really kind and she’s also clever too.  She’s always very busy but loves me and has lots of fun with me.”

Elizabeth added: “I want to be a boss like my mummy when I grow up.  She works really hard and looks after me and my sister.”

It was a fantastic day of celebrations and the girls can’t wait to see their inspirational women back in school next year!

Photos of the day can be viewed on our Flickr.