Esperance Senior High School launches campaign

English head of department Vicky Williams and Humanities head of department Leanne Cassam cut the ribbon at the school's campaign launch. Photo: Jake Dietsch.
English head of department Vicky Williams and Humanities head of department Leanne Cassam cut the ribbon at the school's campaign launch. Photo: Jake Dietsch.

The Esperance Senior High School Girl's Leadership Project and Girl's Academy have joined forces to hold a week-long campaign in celebration of International Women's Day.

The campaign launch was held in the school library on Friday, March 8.

The week of events are centered around the United Nation's theme of 'Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change'.

Student Gabriella Botha said the campaign aimed to empower women and reduce discrimination. 

"It's a way for us younger girls to promote how important it is for women to have a voice and to promote their change in the world," she said.

Student Jessica Smith said the campaign focused on the social, economic and political achievements of women.

"I'm looking forward to seeing what ideas people come up with," she said.

Gabriella said women who inspired her included her teachers and leadership project director Julie Hawke.

Jessica said a big part of this year's campaign was supporting women's right to an education.

"Everyone should have an education and you can't get by now days without one," she said

"As soon as one person is educated they impact everyone around them."

Events in the campaign include an interactive display, guest speakers, live music, performances, a raffle and a whole school picnic.

The campaign will conclude on Thursday, March 14.