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Thanks for the post and for sharing your first-hand experiences of gender stereotyping. I think it’s fair to say that it’s often ingrained before a child starts school. We recently had a junior infant induction day where a similar scenario developed.
I love the baking idea that you have shared. It’s fair to say that it’s something that all children can enjoy (and they will certainly enjoy the finished product), and goes some way towards tackling stereotypes around it. There are plenty of other small acts and activities we could do to promote this. I also think sharing the reason ‘why’ we are doing this with parents is so important, in the hope that the message extends beyond the school walls.