Abbie Freel is the Personal Development and Wellbeing Lead at Ormiston Herman Academy in Great Yarmouth. OHA was one of the 15 schools participating in a pilot last year to trial an adapted version of Lifting Limits’ Gender Equality in Schools programme, which will enable us to scale our work across the country.… Read more
By Karin Doull
Karin Doull is an Honorary Research Fellow at Roehampton University. She has been a fellow of the Historical Association was a Chartered Teacher of History (CT Hist) and writes extensively for the Primary History journal. She is also active in promoting history through workshops, webinars and conference seminars.… Read more
Sarah Thompson from the NEU explores how Lifting Limits is helping to break down gender stereotypes in schools.
With thanks for the support from our partner schools Packmoor Ormiston Academy (Stoke on Trent), Fleet Primary school (Camden) and Barnham CEVC Primary (Suffolk), as well as our very own Head of Education Kirsty Ruthven.… Read more
Globally, women and girls have been the driving force behind efforts to achieve gender equality, with most efforts not only created by but also targeted at women and girls – and rightly so, as women and girls are disproportionally affected by gender inequitable norms and behaviours.… Read more
By Heather Smith
Heather Smith is the Head of UK Programmes at Plan International UK, leading the strategic development and delivery of Plan International UK’s domestic work. Ensuring the excellent delivery of existing programmes and working with the team to develop new programmes and relationships, with a focus on the long-term sustainability of the charity’s work through fundraising.… Read more
Caren discussed Lifting Limits’ work in primary schools at a Women in Banking and Finance event and her talk was recorded to watch online. She was joined by Denise Cole, EMEA Head of Inclusion & Diversity at Citi, who spoke about Citi’s innovative and internally designed tools to raise awareness of unconscious bias.… Read more
For all of us, the school closures and subsequent ‘lockdown’ in late March have meant a huge change. Lifting Limits exists to challenge gender stereotypes in schools, and the week of the closures we were due to run workshops for parents and carers in four schools.… Read more
Caren wrote a blog for Conduit Insights at The Conduit, telling her story of why she co-founded Lifting Limits, the success of the pilot year and what our next steps are as we continue to grow.
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When I left a legal career ten years ago to pursue my passion for gender equality, I could not have foreseen how rewarding it would be to work with primary schools to open up the possibilities young children can see for themselves and others, regardless of their sex or gender.
Our CEO, Caren, was interviewed for the TES Podagogy podcast, about Lifting Limits’ pilot year. Read more and have a listen