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Pupils freedom of choice branded ‘sexist’

A recent campaign by a local school has been branded as ‘sexist’ just for illustrating what some of their pupils interests are.

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A recent advertising campaign by a local school has raised new serious questions after local press and politicians questioned whether it was being sexist.

The advert, which featured pupils at the establishment, had job titles associated with them that were the pupils own personal choices of jobs they aspired towards.

But some people didn’t see it this way, noticing that on one advert where the boy had one of his choices as a politician, the girl had writer.

Pupils were featured with their own choices of careers they had interests in.

Scandalous? Err why?

In this day and age it appears that on the one hand we lament things that appear to be degrading yet on the other celebrate peoples right for personal choice.

A local paper ravaged the adverts by making out the school was being sexist before finally getting a response back that explained these were the pupils own choices.

But it also begs the question what makes a politician a better job than a writer or an actor or a singer or a ….. you get the point.

Since when did we take to the streets degrading each others jobs?

Perhaps before everyone started complaining they should look at why people choose what they do as their career choices before screaming words such as ‘sexist’ and publishing clear ‘clickbait’ articles.

After all, are we not supposed to inspire young people that they can choose to be whatever they want to be?

So hats off to Ardingly College for publicly showing that their students are supported in whatever path they wish to take.

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Forget The Greatest Showman – Crawley school introduce “The Greatest Teachers”

St Wilfrid’s are back with another fantastic recreation… watch out Hugh Jackman!

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Over the past few years, students and teachers at St Wilfrid’s Catholic School in Crawley have recreated moments from popular productions and uploaded them onto YouTube.

Performances like Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk and recreating scenes from Love Actually have contributed to give the school over 206,000 views on its YouTube channel.

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The school is renowned for the quality of the productions; their latest will be no different.

This Summer, St Wilfrid’s staff have come together to do a small recreation of The Greatest Showman.

Marketing Executive Sarah Gildea said:

“This year there were over 60 members of staff involved and it has been by far our most ambitious attempt at a film yet.”

The film was directed by Media Technician Josh Smith and Digital Marketing Apprentice Demi Broadhead, while Megan Kennedy and Jo Lintern-Goodall did the choreography.

Josh Smith, who came up with the master plan and organised the rehearsals and filming, said:

“We took a great risk this year with choosing such a popular and iconic film as we constantly try to surpass our own expectations on what we can achieve in such a tight amount of time and with limited resources.

“The whole thing was shot on a single camera and painstakingly edited to match the film’s original camera movement.

“Our new member of the team, Demi Broadhead, has been a great addition and has ensured that everything was planned and went ahead on schedule for filming sessions and that Megan and Jo were briefed on which bits they were choreographing.

“It has been the most challenging project in 7 years but the end result and the students reaction today as been well worth the blood, sweat and tears!”

The new production comes after the success of previous videos. Fan favourites include the school’s incredibly well-organised flashmob and the hilarious “St Wilfrid’s Actually”.

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