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Old Palace students visited by Alice Fookes from UN Women delivering a thought-provoking talk.

Alice Fookes from UN Women UK paid a special visit to Year 10 students at Old Palace of John Whitgift earlier this month. Alice delivered a thought-provoking talk about gender equality and how UN Women work with those suffering to try and help them achieve better and fairer lives. The main goal of the organisation is to try and eliminate discrimination against women and girls; something which struck a chord with the students as they learn about different cultures and customs in their Learning for Life sessions.

Year 10 student, Niamh, commented: “I found this talk to be particularly illuminating about the place of women in society and how we should take advantage of the opportunities given to us to help make the world a better place for those without a voice.”

Old Palace prides itself as an academically strong school in Croydon, equipping its students with the ability to cultivate a broad base of knowledge and skills while encouraging individual aspirations and developing self-confidence.

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