Our Lower VI Hispanists have been researching inspirational Hispanic women for International Women’s Day. They created presentations and games that they all delivered to all the students in Years 8 and 9. The students were amazing at engaging their young audience with thought-provoking facts about these truly fascinating women such as Frida Kahlo, Evita Perón,Sonia Sotomayor, Margarita Salas, and Ellen Ochoa.
The games the Lower VI students designed created a fun atmosphere with interactive learning taking place. These Spanish LVI students are great Spanish ambassadors!
We chose Eva Perón, the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until 1952. For us, she is an admirable figure as she made several decisions to help people in need, such as giving out four million toys to needy children and creating her ‘Fundación Eva Perón’ to get people better healthcare.
Additionally, she also founded the Female Peronist Party to get more women into politics in a time when they were seen as inferior. The girls really enjoyed the fun Kahoot – though we didn’t give them any information beforehand, they did really well and learnt a lot of new things about a woman as influential as Eva Perón.
Mariam and Cristina, Lower VI
Rosalia is a feministic singer whose music has taken the world by storm. Her songs provide a refuge for those who have suffered domestic abuse and show women in Spain and across the world that they have been given power, in mind, body, experience and talent to use and exploit and to take them wherever they want to go.
Siena, Lower VI
Frida embraced her whole self her true self – her femininity and masculinity and never once did she hide, cower or expect to be shielded from the realities of her life instead she was proud to a woman and lived that confidently and that is why she was and still remains a feminist icon today.
Maria, Lower VI
Ellen Ochoa was the first Hispanic woman in space and she invented and patented several optical systems for information processing.
Jo, Heather, Natalia and Tiana, Lower VI
Margarita Salas broke boundaries in the field of biology and was tireless in her vocalisation for equality for women in science. Her groundbreaking discoveries paved the way for understanding our genome as we do today. She acted as a role model for other women to follow in her footsteps.
Libby, Izzy and Mia, Lower VI
Sonia Maria Sotomayor (born June 25, 1954) is an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. She was nominated by President Barack Obama on May 26, 2009 and has served since August 8, 2009. She is the third woman to hold the position.She remains an inspiration to all young Americans who feel marginalised or excluded in American society.
Lara and Naz, Lower VI