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20/02/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

BHS beginners smoothly making their way down the mountain ⛰ https://t.co/CPMSz02CG3

19/02/19

All Blackheath High School students on the ski trip in Crans Montana are safe, well and with staff. https://t.co/tzBG8vlZ6p

19/02/19

Great to see Blackheath High School alumna making a splash on the front page of the Talent Issue of https://t.co/PLT7Daoiw3

19/02/19

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Torchlit walk 🔥 https://t.co/LqHHohVixz

19/02/19

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Laila & Ayzia. An awesome afternoon. Super well done! https://t.co/E4PepWgU4T

19/02/19

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More action from today which concluded with a showing of the Hollywood classic “Pitch Perfect” while beclad in pyjamas and duvets. Ideal after a long, tiring day! https://t.co/VrZJW7YnhT

18/02/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Great match against Colfes this afternoon for our U12+U13 football team. Well done to the girls who made their debut and a special mention to Kani for some excellent saves! POM: Soraya and Cait. ⚽️ https://t.co/CJZIYIHzrA

15/02/19

As part of the vast selection of clubs and societies we have here at Blackheath High School, Martial Arts is great for developing confidence and relieving stress. https://t.co/nMGEqZFR11 https://t.co/giagmGm0Su

14/02/19

Retweeted From Iain Soulsby

Walking to across a frosty Heath this morning. https://t.co/Y7m6y3Z0oQ

14/02/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

The joy of circus skills as part of the Yr1 PE curriculum https://t.co/aW1ALX7Of7

14/02/19

Our Head of Juniors talks about bedtime routines and the benefits of a good night’s sleep. https://t.co/W3bNysVU5q https://t.co/145B62YLDK

14/02/19

What a night! https://t.co/lA00Yua6yY

13/02/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

The U12A&B Hockey teams played in a well challenged fixture against Colfes today. Lots of fun was had and they continue to show such progress. POMs Valerie and Renee 👏🏻🙌🏻💪🏻 https://t.co/nEax2CpIW4

12/02/19

Retweeted From D&T

Take over alert! From Friday 15 to Friday 22 February this Twitter feed will be showing the ski tri to Crans-Montana, CH. Watch out for Year 7 to 10 in a beautiful, dramatic setting. https://t.co/sLWrT1PXiJ

12/02/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Well done to all the girls who competed in the LSAA Cross Country Champs, a really good day with some great results! A special mention to Soraya who placed 30th overall 😃 https://t.co/lNuxg9XX4B

11/02/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Thanks to our talented musician for a beautiful Handel recital to start the day https://t.co/qO5axMECdV

11/02/19

Our Head of Geography Mrs Stevens talks about the benefits of Geography and what different year groups are currently working on: https://t.co/KCIlGYeimE https://t.co/pzKMILlOin

11/02/19

Retweeted From Christine Pheiffer

Happy day from - looking forward to our next lecture on February 25th - will be discussing her latest book "Inferior" and discussing How Science Got Women Wrong https://t.co/eH7gNKRIhH

11/02/19

Thank you for your assembly challenging us to consider the when making day-to-day decisions, and question the sustainability of fast fashion. https://t.co/xyOs3KSQOJ

10/02/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Happy Saturday ☀️ thank you for hosting a great game. The team played their first 11-a-side match and loved it!! https://t.co/qvdNA3tSyF

06/02/19

Retweeted From Year 7 @ Blackheath

Wonderful start to the day Year 7 and 11 Buddy Breakfast. Chance to catch up! https://t.co/qOqSReNUn9

06/02/19

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Year 5 working together on the importance of Internet Safety. https://t.co/NsFQ5vEEvk

05/02/19

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Looking forward to welcoming 150+ girls from to the Languages Festival here tomorrow! The theme: Languages to the Rescue! https://t.co/MKCga0B4TE

04/02/19

Retweeted From London Youth Rowing

from our enthusiastic groups of students enjoying and developing teamwork https://t.co/RbZ54RPzCV

04/02/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Fantastic hockey fixture for the U13 A&B teams against Bromley High. A well fought win for the As and a loss for the Bs but they showed great perseverance poms: Rebecca & Natasha https://t.co/6ryn9vYWQI

04/02/19

As part of our 60 second interview series, we talk to a few of our school Peer Mentors about their support roles within the school. https://t.co/2SnQhxhkY9 https://t.co/gQei4VtDyU

04/02/19

Calling all alumnae - if you haven't already please DM for further details on signing up to this powerful mentoring app! https://t.co/GAIkTn0Ym2

04/02/19

We celebrated Chinese New Year in assembly this morning with poetry, songs, kung-fu and dancing dragon. A great performance by all involved - well done girls. https://t.co/ntIMZxBezG

02/02/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Amazing enrichment opportunities https://t.co/Jl4Cz6kJRu

01/02/19

Retweeted From CRUK Blackheath shop

Fantastic photos, fantastic girls, fantastic school, fantastic teachers! Big thanks from all of us ❣️💖❣️💖😘💖❣️💖❣️ https://t.co/4n3mDrmxJ7

01/02/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Yr 3 went back to the Stone Age this morning. Great assembly 👏👏 https://t.co/5kbEPmYAbw

31/01/19

Thank you for the insight into Southern Hemisphere life Megan, Ella and Emma! https://t.co/djmlrOv0Of

31/01/19

Cracking codes, poison pens and finding fingerprints, our sleuthing Year 5 girls had a wonderful time at the Senior School’s CSI themed science day yesterday https://t.co/iTA9KflE9n

31/01/19

As part of their activities, a group of our Blackheath High School girls learnt the Traditional Chinese Handkerchief Dance with . https://t.co/d3cfPE4cWH https://t.co/bqjvg8cXK1

30/01/19

👍👍👍 https://t.co/BE6kj0fmQY

30/01/19

We loved hosting Year 5 at the Senior School for a morning of science! https://t.co/KW47h8KLHy

28/01/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

What a beautiful morning in Blackheath - makes our new building look even more lovely! https://t.co/MVfNkQUkMj

26/01/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Year 9 learning lots today - what not to pack in your rucksack, tent construction, first aid - all great preparation for their expedition later this year https://t.co/Mhi9ZjdoSG

25/01/19

To mark the end of the Blackheath High School , we've put together a selection of educational wellbeing activities our girls have had in our most recent edition of HIGHlife. View the edition here: https://t.co/preg1vmToK

March 13

Blackheath High School students #PressforProgress by hosting our Feminism in Schools conference

To celebrate International Women’s Day Blackheath High School’s feminism society joined the #PressforProgress campaign around gender parity by hosting a one-day feminism conference in conjunction with the UCL Institute of Education.

Galvanised by our own feminism teacher, Ms. Retallack, activists, teachers and students alike came together to address issues around gender inequality in schools and focussed on how we can make our schools fairer places for all. Hosted by our incredible students, there were panel discussions and breakout sessions that tackled subjects such as the gendered curriculum, ‘safe spaces’ in school, and sex and relationships education.

Our students welcomed a host of experts on gender equality to give talks. From UCL Professor Jessica Ringrose, (Professor of Sociology of Gender and Education the UCL Institute of Education), Charlotte Carson (Founder of Feminism in Schools Network)  representatives from the Great Men Project (who run workshops promoting gender equality with teenage boys in UK secondary schools), TIGER (Teaching Individuals Gender Equality and Respect) to our very own alumna activist Sainabou Hydara who gave a very inspiring speech on feminist activism.

The schools participating included Westminster School, Haberdashers’ Aske’s, City of London School for Boys, City of London School for Girls, Brighton and Hove High School for Girls GDST, and Northampton High GDST and Deptford Green School.

Our girls feel motivated and confident enough to challenge the things we do in school.

I’m sure our panel of eminent speakers won’t mind me saying that the most striking thing about this conference was the quality of the students’ contributions.

I am proud of the fact that our students are encouraged and inspired every day at Blackheath High School. We empower our students; helping them to find their voice and take positive action. We don’t tell our students what the feminist issues are. We feel it is really important that the girls themselves are driving this agenda, and I am proud that our girls feel they can always challenge and contribute the things we do in school. I regularly enjoy lively discussion with girls and their suggestions about issues such as whether trousers should form part of our uniform (they do) or whether our toilets should be gender neutral (not something we have at the moment).

At Blackheath High School students have discussed and campaigned on many issues. In particular girls are interested in inter-sectional feminism: where various aspects of humanity, such as class, race, sexual orientation, disability and gender do not exist separately from each other, but are complexly interwoven. A discussion might touch on a topic such as the importance of hijabs or afro hair within different cultures and how this relates to issues of gender. At the conference, Blackheath High School students were privileged to interact with the adult speakers and guests from an exciting range of schools on the issues that matter to them. It is really important that as schools, we provide the support and space for them to do so. For me, it is incredible to see the reasoned, creative and articulate responses of our young people on such weighty matters, and that our girls feel motivated and confident enough to challenge the things we do in school. 

We don’t tell our students what the feminist issues are. We feel it is really important that the girls themselves are driving this agenda.

We invited boys’ schools to the conference because we need to bring boys into the conversation. They are feminists too. They are an important part of change and need to be prepared to take the challenges of gender inequality alongside girls and women. An equal society brings benefits for everyone; an end to gender stereotypes, more equitable partnerships and relationships makes for a better society in every sense.

I am proud that our feminist society was able to bring together a network of schools together to celebrate International Women’s Day, and ensured those schools left the conference with the tools, information, and a network to spearhead the feminism message back in their own schools.

 

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