This afternoon, Year 3 & 4 were asking lots of interesting questions about the differences between boys and girls and challenging gender stereotypes:
Men and women make good doctors.
Girls work harder at school than boys.
Boys and girls can be friends.
Boys are better than girls at football.
Boys are stronger than girls.
Girls are kinder than boys.
Boys shouldn’t cry.
We used the space in the school hall to move around to show our response to these statements: True; False or not sure! We explained our reasoning verbally covering topics on equality, freedom to choose and some discussion about the changing role of women in modern society. Skiddaw agreed that gender isn’t important; but individuals are! That we are all unique and special regardless.