Welcome back to the Library……this week we are celebrating ‘Mighty Girls’!

First day back and our school Library has flung it’s doors open with International Women’s Day in mind. International Women’s Day is a day that celebrates ‘the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women’ whilst also calling for equality – where men and women are treated the same. No one government, country, charity or group is responsible for it and this year’s theme is choosing to challenge. “A challenged world is an alert world,” say its organisers. “And from challenge comes change.” With this in mind children will be hearing stories about women who did choose to challenge, and by doing so made a difference. From Greta Thunberg to Florence Nightingale, Malala to Wangari, our school Library offers a huge range of children’s biographies that serve to inspire the mighty girls and boys of St Stephens. In addition to this Miss Mahon will be sending out video clips discussing a range of women who made a difference and some children will be tasked with researching inspiring women of their choosing.

Here are some of the books children will hear in the Library this week….


Beatrix Potter
writer/illustrator – England


Amelia Earhart
(1897-disappeared 1937)
aviation pioneer – USA


Georgia O’Keeffe
artist – USA


♥  Malala Yousafzai

(born 1997)
activist – Pakistan



Queen Victoria
monarch – UK


♥  Wangari Maathai

environmentalist –