International Women's Day

8 March 2018

International Women's Day 2018 is recognised worldwide and celebrates the outstanding achievements of women in all areas: economics, cultural and political. 

International Women's Day "has been observed since the early 1900's - a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies" ( Across Ashton Sixth Form College, various departments celebrated International Women's Day.

The Library created a display of women's literary works, highlighting female talents, struggles and political movements.

Across social media, Ashton Sixth Form College recognised outstanding female students and staff including,

Ellie McManus - Weightlifting Champion

Female British Weightlifting Champion, Ellie McManus is now the British Weightlifting under 17s National Gold Medal Champion, with a total lift of 120kg. Ellie competed in the British Youth Championships in February.

Jamie-Leigh Whitaker - Judo Team GB

No.1 in GB for most of her Career, Team GB 3 years and England Squad member 6 years – meet Jamie-Leigh Whitaker

“I have been doing Judo for 13 years and have been competing internationally since I was 10 where I won my first competition abroad.”

Jean Hurlston - Borough Dean of Oldham

This year, our College Chaplain Jean Hurlston became the Borough Dean of Oldham - the first woman in history to do so.

Tags: equality and diversity