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A big thank you to sleep and dream specialist from for visiting our Sixth Form yesterday! He delivered a fascinating talk to our Psychology students delving into contemporary insights on dreams and sleep🧠🌙— Waldegrave School () November 29, 2023


🌟Lights, camera, action! 🎭 We're now halfway through our Annie shows, and the excitement is building for night three as another unforgettable evening filled with talent, laughter, and heartwarming moments awaits us!🎶— Waldegrave School () November 23, 2023


🌟Celebrating success at the Jack Petchey Awards Ceremony!🏆 Last week Eleanor (Y8), Milly (Y11), and Zaina (Y12) attended the Ceremony with Ms. O’Brien, who received a Leader Award Grant which she has used for a new Samba Band! 🎶✨— Waldegrave School () November 22, 2023


It is not too late to show your support! Although we have now finished accepting donations via cash and ParentPay, our JustGiving page is still live🙌 Click the link to donate:— Waldegrave School () November 17, 2023


🌟Drumroll, please! 🥁 We're thrilled to announce that our non-uniform fundraiser was a huge success! 🎉💰 Thanks to the generosity of our amazing school community, we've raised £1321 for a fantastic cause! 🙌🌈— Waldegrave School () November 17, 2023


✨Our students and staff look absolutely as they rock their non-uniform looks for our fundraiser!🐻👕 We will be announcing how much we have raised shortly…!— Waldegrave School () November 17, 2023


Do you know the difference between banter and bullying?Think twice - if what you are going to say could be hurtful, it's probably not banter!— Anti-Bullying Alliance () November 16, 2023


This week is which means it’s time to📢MAKE A NOISE ABOUT BULLYING📢At Waldegrave we acknowledge that Anti-Bullying is NOT just for Anti-Bullying Week, we have to take action all year round to bring an end to bullying✋— Waldegrave School () November 17, 2023


The Year 9 Bake Off has come to an end and the winners are... Imogen, Maya and Rosalie with their Rose and Vanilla melted ice cream themed cake! 🎉🍰🍦 Head over to our instagram to watch Year 9s bakeoff highlights!👩‍🍳— Waldegrave School () November 16, 2023


🌐Waldegrave's 1st Festival of Social Science with and ! We engaged in discussions on autism, migration support and football fantasy. Big thanks to speakers Arnaud Chevalier, , and for inspiring our future Social Scientists! 🙌— Waldegrave School () November 15, 2023


Our student parliament are thrilled to have had this opportunity! Thank you 🙌— Waldegrave School () November 14, 2023


🌟Get ready to make a difference! This Friday, we’re hosting a Non-Uniform Day to support We cannot wait for this event as we come together for a great cause and show our generosity!💛If you would like to make a donation please follow this link:— Waldegrave School () November 13, 2023


Today is and at Waldegrave, we’re all in! Kindness will always be at the heart of our community today, tomorrow and every day to come💙 We believe that together we can create a brighter, more compassionate world🌎— Waldegrave School () November 13, 2023


If we all do one random act of kindness daily, we might just set the world in the right direction ❤️🌍— Action for Happiness () November 13, 2023


We would like to wish everyone celebrating a truly wonderful Diwali🪔❤️May the Festival of Lights bring joy, prosperity and the warmth of togetherness to your life!🎆🎇#DiwaliCelebration— Waldegrave School () November 12, 2023


They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,We will remember them.#TwoMinuteSilence— Royal British Legion () November 11, 2023


Throughout the week, Deputy Headteacher Miss Lane has led heartfelt assemblies to each year group in light of . Yesterday, our students’ live performance of The Last Post echoed throughout the school before we came together to observe a solemn minute of silence🌹✨— Waldegrave School () November 11, 2023


Don’t miss out! Head over to ParentPay to order your tree in advance🎄✨— Waldegrave School () November 11, 2023


A massive well done our Year 9 and Year 10/11 Netball teams winning their games significantly against Turing House yesterday! POMs awarded to Matilda and Flo 🤩— Waldegrave Sports () November 10, 2023


✨Considering our Sixth Form? Here's your chance to get a glimpse of life at Waldegrave. Watch this video to see what awaits you!🤩Ready to take the next step? Click the link below to make your application today!📚— Waldegrave School () November 10, 2023

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. 


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.