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Juno Dawson, Claire Askew, Laura Jones: Readers, writers, rebels

Language: English
Genre: Activism, Gender, Identity
Age group: 12-14, 15-18

In this event you can hear the brilliant Juno Dawson, Claire Askew and Laura Jones of 404 Ink discuss the challenges facing women who read and write. They also explore how women can support each other to have a voice, and the strengths and weaknesses of YA fiction.

A full transcript of this event is available to download.

If you only do one thing...

We know time is tight, so here is just one activity you could complete with your class before or after watching the broadcast.

Celebrate Women's History (SOC 3-06a, LIT3-09a, LIT 1-15a)

Women's History Month is celebrated in March each year, and you can find a wealth of information and resources on the Women's History Month website(this link will open in a new window). Ask pupils to research and select a women from history, or from contemporary society, who they admire. Ask them to create a poster which includes factual information about the figure, but also includes three reason why they felt inspired by them. Before displaying the posters around school, ask each pupil to hold their poster up to the class and explain why they selected the historical figure and how they felt inspired.

For shorter clips from this event visit the BBC Scotland Learning(this link will open in a new window) website.

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