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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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Elf Day at Crawley College helps raise money for Alzheimer’s society

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Staff and students at Crawley College Group joined other colleges across their group including Chichester, Brinsbury, Haywards Heath and Worthing Colleges – as they dressed as elves earlier this month in support of Elf Day, a festive themed fundraising event for Alzheimer’s Society.

The days helped to raise nearly £1,500 for the group’s charity of the year.

Lisa Humphries, Director of Student Services and Pastoral Support for the Chichester College Group, said:

“Everyone out-elved themselves in support of Alzheimer’s Support.

“We were overwhelmed by the support everyone gave us, raising an incredible amount to kick-off our fundraising efforts for our chosen charity of the year.

“The elves really were out in force on all campuses, from making treats to sell to walking many memory miles and attending virtual workshops to find out more about dementia.

“The support our students and staff gave us was phenomenal, especially our student experience team who organised events at all of our colleges.”

The Chichester College Group will be fundraising for Alzheimer’s Society throughout the remainder of the academic year, with more events planned over the coming months/

To donate, please visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ccg2021

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