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Hidden Figures of Women in Science

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On Thursday 9th February, Year 10 female students were invited to watch the premier of Hidden Figures, the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson , Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

Students then took part in a nationwide discussion of the film with panellists and famous faces discussing the roles women play in the development of Science today.

Students left feeling extremely motivated and inspired and plan to share this developed love of physics with the rest of their peers through various means.

Miss Hargreaves, who led the visit reported,

“Students thoroughly enjoyed the performance and they were a pleasure to take. A truly inspirational film for a newly inspired and fantastic group of students.”

Our students were also very positive,

“I have taken a whole new approach to Science and my motivation to achieve across the board. The film brought me to tears but made me happy that ideas on gender and race are now different to what they used to be.”

This entry was posted on March 1, 2017