Springfield Central State High School hosted four guest speakers at its first ever student-led International Women’s Day panel last Monday, March 6.
The panel included Division 2 Councillor Nicole Jonic and mentor Holly Green-Blair from the Brisbane Broncos’ Girls Academy.
The event featured a Q&A, in which student councillors posed insightful questions to the four women.
“We extend our gratitude to [the speakers] who captivated an audience of 250 students with their remarkable stories and experiences,” a representative from the school said.
Ms Jonic said it was great to share personal experiences among the student cohort with her fellow panellists.
“Let’s all celebrate how fabulous our leaders of tomorrow are!”
One of the central discussion topics was “embracing equity,” the official motto of this year’s global International Women’s Day celebrations.
The motto challenges community leaders to bring about a more “diverse, equitable, and inclusive [world] where difference is valued and celebrated”.
It coincides with Women’s History Month, which reflects on the long and continuous struggle for women’s rights.
The event was organised by the young women of the school’s Student Council, demonstrating a dedication to societal causes beyond their years.
“The event was flawless, well done!” Ms Jonic said, commending the students.
Springfield Central State High School is located at 90 Parkland Drive, Springfield.
Visit springfieldcentralshs.eq.edu.au or call 3470 6222.