Wednesday 8th March is International Women’s Day, a special day that takes place every year to celebrate the achievements of women all over the world. While the day is a celebration of women’s achievements, it also raises awareness about women’s rights, such as gender equality, abuse against women, and reproductive rights.
Helping children of all genders and ages to find courage and inspiration from the extraordinary women from history and our everyday lives is key to education and achieving success. In this article, we’ll explore some of the inspiring female role models that have helped to create a more inclusive world.
Anne Frank was just 13 years old when she started writing her famous diary, which would eventually be published as The Diary of a Young Girl. Anne spent two years of her life in hiding from the Nazis during World War II. Her story is one of the most widely read books today and documents her thoughts and everyday hopes despite the desperate situation she was in.
If there was ever a story that shows children they can do anything despite the odds, it is Helen Keller’s story. She was the first deaf-blind person in the world to write a book and went on to write 14 published books in her lifetime. She was also the first deaf-blind person to gain a bachelor’s degree. Throughout her lifetime, Helen campaigned for the rights of people with disabilities and also founded the American Civil Liberties Union.
Kelly Holmes’ sporting career was filled with challenges and setbacks. The tenacious British middle-distance runner tried for years to win an Olympic gold medal. Her last chance came in 2004 but was almost stolen away from her again by a leg injury that threatened to ground her. With sheer will and determination, Kelly battled through injury and severe depression to win not one but two Olympic gold medals.
In a male-dominated society, Amelia Earheart, an intrepid adventurer and pilot, forged a path for women’s rights by becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. She was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for this magnificent feat – the first woman to receive such an honour. Where other women were held back from many professionals and discovering their true potential, Amelia was soaring high above the clouds, breaking records, and refusing to be held back. Sadly, Amelia disappeared somewhere over the Pacific while attempting to fly around the globe. We can take a lot of comfort from the fact that she died doing what she loved best.
How a Tutor Can Inspire Your Child to Do Great Things
The incredible stories that people leave behind are some of the best ways to educate and inspire children. It’s so important that they learn about the women (and men) who have strived to achieve their dreams and made a stand so that others could follow theirs.
Hiring a private tutor for one-to-one tuition is a great way to inspire your child and help them to discover their full potential. If you’d like to discover more about our tutoring services, find a location near you to get started today.