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" (IWD.org). 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.

equality and diversity