Eoghan O’Neill
TeachNet Moderator

Hi Niamh,

I think you’ve hit the nail on the head when you mention the need to draw children’s attention to resources and stories that ‘defy traditional gender roles’. Exploring the theme through the lens of somebody else’s story is a very effective way of introducing the thinking, before moving on to challenging existing thoughts. The book ‘Amazing Grace’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmIfdJRsSGQ) does a great job of this in terms of the reaction of children to a girl’s desire to play the role of Peter Pan in a school play.

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