Students celebrate #internationaldayofthegirl by voting in Young Mayor election
Sydenham High students celebrated International Day of the Girl on 11 October in a number of ways, using this year’s #girlstakeover theme.
Following taking the lead in the morning’s assembly Senior School students were out in force throughout the day to vote in the Young Mayor of Lewisham 2018 election. Year 11 student Sally Prifti was very aware of the significance of her vote:
“After listening to the seven candidates last week in assembly, we had the opportunity to exercise our right to vote and have an impact on the future of our Borough by giving our opinion and having a voice.
“It was only about a century ago that women had no right to vote at all in this county so we should feel privileged to have the chance at Sydenham High School to exercise our right to vote, knowing that so many women across the world still do not have this fundamental right.”
"This was a great experience considering we voted on #internationaldayofthe girl because it shows how far we, as women, have come."