Students from Isis District State High School will share the message of equality with the community at an International Women’s Day Breakfast.
For years students have been involved in celebrating the annual event with the Childers Neighbourhood Centre while acknowledging and appreciating the achievements of women.
Isis District State High School head of physical education teacher Jeremy Haaksma said school captains and year representatives would attend the event on Friday 10 March.
Jeremy said it was a day for students to continue to endeavour for gender equality, and to inspire the younger generation to stand up, speak up and express their leadership qualities.
“Having students involved with the day allows the community and school to see that this is a valuable day for everyone,” he said.
“It also demonstrates and educates the younger generation about the importance of the day and helps to continue the legacy in addition to meet motivating (and) inspiring people.”
Jeremy said equity was the theme of this year's International Women's Day and was an important topic for students.
“Embracing this is imperative as it allows them to strive to be their best self and succeed at all impediments,” Jeremy said.
String ensemble to entertain at IWD breakfast
Jeremy said the school’s string ensemble would also provide entertainment during the breakfast.
“This partnership has been going on for a number of years and has become the traditional first event of the year for our school captains,” he said.
“Our string ensemble plays for various community events across the year but are always looking for additional opportunities to perform.
“These functions are optional for the students, however, we usually have all the students put their hands up to play.
“It is great to see that teenagers are willing to give up their time to play for these events.”
Community members are invited to join Childers Neighbourhood Centre and Isis District State High School for International Women’s Day Breakfast at Childers Arts Space (CHARTS), 72A Churchill Street, at 7 am on Friday 10 March.
The cost is $10 for a continental breakfast and bookings are essential with an RSVP by 8 March.
Phone 4130 4690 for more information.
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