What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than a lunchtime concert and picnic at The Glennie School. This event celebrated the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of all women.
Glennie’s Performing Arts Association (PASA) and Student Welfare Committee (SWC) were keen to host an event that would make a significant impact in the community. "We were really aiming to uplift and unite women in our community by celebrating everyone! We wanted the activities, performances and Jen's inspiring story to not only make the girls feel solidarity with one another but to invigorate and inspire the girls to challenge the world around them through compassion and service" said Apoorva Abeysundera, Student Welfare Committee captain.
After seeing the amazing work local entrepreneur Jen Shaw was doing with Emerge, PASA and the SWC quickly identified the potential to collaborate, showcase local talent and support local youth in the process. Emerge is a local youth organisation helping children with employment, emergency accommodation, mentorship and social opportunities to be their best self.
On Monday, 8 March, students, staff and parents were in attendance to listen to the Glennie Big Band, Youth Jazz Ensemble and solo performances. The amazing team from Emerge provided picnic platters for all to enjoy, with profits from the sales directly supporting the mentoring, accommodation, fitness programs, youth outreach and crisis work.
“Our youth have the potential to achieve the most outstanding things in their lifetime. As educators and champions of social justice, it is important to provide them with a platform to shine” said Mrs Jayne Davidson, Glennie’s Director of Performance - Middle and Senior Years.
Mrs Tracey Kessels
Development Officer - Marketing
Click here to view the photo gallery and videos of performances held on the day.