A MILESTONE IN THE HISTORY OF OUR SCHOOL
In September Elizabeth College was delighted to welcome girls into Year 7 for the first time. The school will have girls in each year group by 2025. Understandably, this is a proud moment in the school’s history.
Thank you to Julia Hirst OE (8991), who has performed at Hatfield House (where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood), for visiting the College to mark this milestone and bringing to life our iconic foundress Elizabeth I.
A fiercely independent, educated, determined and shrewd monarch Elizabeth I would have been in awe of the opportunities available to students, irrespective of gender, at College today.
Elizabeth College was founded in 1563 during the time seen as a golden age of culture and exploration, when many new universities and schools were established. Elizabeth I is widely credited with improving access to education considerably, through having the foresight to believe that society could be immeasurably improved through education and learning.
ACCESS TO EDUCATION
We chose to celebrate this historic moment for our school in March 2022 as it coincides with the first International Women’s Day at College since welcoming girls into Year 7 and back into Year 12.
Education is something we often take for granted here in Guernsey, but it is important for our students to understand that education is still not available to everyone – and in many parts of the world girls are the first to be excluded from it.
For International Women’s Day 2022 Elizabeth College was delighted to support Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED), a charity who assist vulnerable girls and young women in Africa to create the future they imagine for themselves and their communities.
BREAK THE BIAS
Throughout the week our students have explored International Women's Day through a variety of activities.
We are proud of the opportunities available to boys and girls at Elizabeth College, where they can work together as equals, to develop an understanding of different perspectives and continue to break down outdated gender stereotypes.
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