Wimbledon Pupils Mark Women's Achievements

Workshops for International Women's Day

International Women's Day (IWD) will be marked at Wimbledon's Ricards Lodge School with a series of workshops starting in the week beginning Monday March 7.

IWD is actually on Tuesday March 8 and hundreds of events will take place around the globe to mark the artistic, economic, political and social achievements of women.

This year, Ricards Lodge, in Lake Road, is organising the following workshops for year seven students. from Monday-Friday:

Aisha McKenzie – Aisha is a choreographer for TV and stage productions and has worked with Kanye West and Take That to name a few.

Claire Martin – Claire is a Blues and Jazz singer who was Born in Wimbledon.  She also hosts a programme on BBC radio.

Rukhsana Minhas Rukhsana is the co-founder of Kali Theatre Company Arts.  

Desiree Kongerod Desiree is a Norwegian dancer and circus performer. She has performed in 40 different countries around the world. She also teaches a wide variety of physical theatre skills, her work can also be seen on film and television.

Stephe Harrop – Stephe is a performance storyteller.

And on Tuesday March 8, sixth formers from the school will join with Raynes Park High School and the Ursuline High School to explore the role of young women in the media and society today.

The 'Finding Your Voice' panel event, organised by Wimbledon Bookfest, involves authors Sophie Kinsella, Gemma Malley and Jennifer Cox. It takes place at the Ursuline High School in Crescent Road, Wimbledon.

March 4, 2011