Brunswick Secondary College celebrated International Women's Day with a delightful parent, student and staff breakfast before school. In addition to the traditional International Women's Day colours of purple, green and white, there was a strong pink presence. International Women's Day was also a uniform free day in order to raise funds for the Jane McGrath Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Students and staff were encouraged to wear a hint of pink. The lunchtime cricket match was similarly colourful and great fun for participants and spectators alike. Thank you to Clare Kavanagh and Oki Gardner for their initiative and energy in making the 2012 International Women's Day event so enjoyable and memorable. Thanks also to Angela Savage, sister in law of our teacher Kate Savage for her passionate address, Lorraine Lockhart for her delicious pink cake and to all who catered, supported and helped. Finally congratulations to all participants nd winners in the 50 word writing competition on an influential woman in students lives. Please enjoy reading the winning entries below.
The Life of Lotte Wolf
My Grandma, Lotte Wolfe, lived and cherished her life. She escaped from Germany in the war years. She was eighteen. She survived having breast cancer. She was active and independent. Once a week she helped people with MS>She celebrated her 90th birthday with her friends before passing away peacefully. ( Jacob Bau, Year 7)
Mother Teresa has made many changes around the world. She has helped heaps of adults and children who do not have what other people have on other different countries. She was an old lady but it didn't bother her to travel all around the world and help the poor. ( Monica Cane, Year 9).