Profile photo ofpbrennan_jy7f6fe0Pat Brennan
Course Facilitator

Hi Eimear,

As mooted previously on this forum, I think that single-sex schools by their very nature unintentionally amplify misconceptions around gender and your story about the teacher’s vs students match in your school demonstrates how engrained these ideas can be. As teachers it’s essential we strive to continually challenge and dismiss these misconceptions and your idea of highlighting some of the misconceptions through the lens of sport is a great idea. We have so many Irish sports people we should celebrate equally both male and female. Katie Taylor, Kellie Harrington and the Irish Woman’s football team to mention just three should be held in the same esteem as their male counterparts and getting local elite sports woman into give talks to classes will be extremely effective here too.

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