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03/08/22

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Welcome Ed! FUEL camp is free for children in Kingston and Richmond who are in receipt of free school meals https://t.co/DyuSoEorqC https://t.co/PPO7ZhGtES

01/08/22

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29/07/22

Retweetd From Anna Freud NCCF

We're offering a free webinar to all students who will be transitioning from sixth form or college to university this autumn. Find out what to expect in this period of transition, as well as strategies for students to manage their own wellbeing. https://t.co/SGtApTLitW https://t.co/qPqpJm4sY0

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23/07/22

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21/07/22

Retweetd From Anna Freud NCCF

Parents and carers can learn strategies for supporting their child with anxiety before exam results day in one of our free webinars: https://t.co/8s91P2oOYR https://t.co/OQdliXbXMA

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20/07/22

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19/07/22

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19/07/22

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The tragedy at Taggs Island underlines how dangerous the river can be. The council & partners can only do so much but preventative measures, like fences at Teddington Bridge, have been torn down Parents need to treat this as seriously as drugs and knives and warn their children

19/07/22

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Please do not go in the river. To all young people, in particular, we urge you to be the person in your group of friends who says no and reminds others about the dangers.

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14/07/22

Extremely generous book donation from & to our library as part of our commitment to diversify our A Level curriculum. Incredible range of young adult & literary fiction, non-fiction and poetry, all from BAME writers and thinkers 🙏 https://t.co/KapJKaDomE

13/07/22

We are so proud to have achieved this and of the wonderful students who participated. https://t.co/jdx6GdhTkI

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13/07/22

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11/07/22

Y7 maths students studying Probability were tasked with putting events on a washing line to describe how likely they are to occur. They had a great time discussing the different events. https://t.co/MejtIFtDYj

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11/07/22

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08/07/22

Retweetd From Jon Whittingham

Congratulations to all your girls from across both teams who took part today - played some great football across the tournament & with an excellent spirit

08/07/22

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Congratulations to all the girls who took part - excellent representatives for their school & in the way they played across the competition

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08/07/22

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08/07/22

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Fab celebration girls schools tournament in collaboration w Thanks to all the schools who came down Well done to one of our Barnet partner schools Mill Hill County for getting to the semi-final Congrats to for winning the final 🙌🏾🙌🏻 https://t.co/got1Q1OZ67

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08/07/22

Retweetd From Richmond SSP

Well done to for winning the girls euros competition today ! Brilliant! https://t.co/2bBKbFOVcu

08/07/22

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Women's Cricket World Cup 2022

Women's Cricket World Cup 2022

 

Are Women and Men Treated Equally In Sports? Do Sports Have a Gender? By Dila K

 

Women are unfortunately excluded from sports and still face prejudice. Even though they are really successful, they are discriminated against. Sexism in sports is still a problem today and there isn't much being done to fix this. As it is the women's international day week, it also overlaps the Women's cricket world cup, we wanted to raise awareness on this topic.

 

The 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup will be held in New Zealand in March to April this year. The tournament is going to be the twelfth edition of the Women’s Cricket World Cup. Last year it was scheduled from 6 February to 7 March 2021 but due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, it got postponed and now is scheduled to 4 March to 3 April 2022.3,560 Cricket World Cup Trophy Photos and Premium High Res Pictures - Getty  Images

New Zealand, Australia, England, South Africa, India, Bangladesh, West Indies and Pakistan are the eight teams competing for the Women's Cricket World Cup in New Zealand.

 

The Women’s Cricket World cup has been around since June 1973. Their first tournament was held in England, and The World Cup is currently organised by the International Cricket Council. Australia has been the most              successful team throughout the years,data shows. 

 

Sexism and prejudice in Sports

The data also shows that women are really successful in cricket for more than 50 years, although cricket is considered a “manly” sport. Women's participation in sports increased throughout the years but unfortunately, there is still prejudice and sexism against women. 

 

  In your daily lives you can come across sentences such as “Football is for boys”,or “Girls can't play rugby”, and “Basketball is only for boys.” These are wrong statements because sports have no gender.13,610,308 Athletics Photos and Premium High Res Pictures - Getty Images

 

  Every gender is allowed to play and be interested in every sport. When we seperate sports as men and women we disrespect each gender because we underestimate their abilities. Social standards are a big factor in women being underestimated too. If a woman is different from what the media expects them to be, they get excluded and disrespected.



Ethiopia's Gudaf Tsegay, Britain's Eilish McColgan, Japan's Nozomi Tanaka and Australia's Jenny Blundell compete in the women's 5000m heats during...

       There are lots of examples about how women are disrespected in sports. For example champion tennis player Serena Williams has been verbally attacked and was a victim of racism. Wrestler Ronda Rousey has been questioned about her sexuality constantly. Distance runner Caster Semenya has been forced to take a gender test and was the victim of numerous sexist remarks regarding her looks. These are just a few examples and they are only the side that the media shows us. 

           Interview

We also have interviewed some students from Waldegrave School For Girls Sixth Form and some teachers from Waldegrave School PE Department. 

Tia B said that “A struggle women face when being involved in sports is that there’s lots of stereotyping and people think you won't be as good as men in sports.”

 

 A response we got from Megan P was “Women get fewer opportunities and it is more difficult if you want to be involved.”

 Their responses show us that they are aware that men and women aren't equal in sports,so we asked their opinions on why gender equality is important.

 

Emily H has responded “women and girls should have the same opportunities as men,especially competition-wise. Men and women get different titles.”

  

They all said that when women and men do the same sport,they have to get the same salary and same prize. 

 

We wanted a professional to answer our questions so we interviewed a PE teacher. She said “women struggle in equality of opportunity. For example airtime. The majority of the tv sport programmes are male and women do not get promoted in programmes. Some women also need to have a job besides being a sports woman to represent their country whilst some men earn millions of dollars just by doing the same sport.” 

 

We asked their opinions on how gender affects the ethics of sports.Their answer was really interesting.

“I suppose in terms of ethics of sports it's about being transparent, and there's no transparency between gender in sports. Unfortunately the governing bodies generally tend to be heavy with men. Women are not featured in the organisation.”

 

Lastly,we asked her how we can achieve gender equality in sports. She said “I think  they should raise the profile of women in sports. People need more access to women's sport on streaming channels like netflix or iplayer. Mainstream tv like BBC or Sky News. I think more exposure will narrow the gap. Equality of sponsorship and equality of pay too, of course.”

 

  

        As the Cricket Tournament is also overlapping the International Women’s Day,we should once again celebrate women and remember to include every gender in sports. This is because as mentioned before,sports have no gender.