Weekly Competition #22

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Storytelling Competition!


Last week we asked you to tell us about an inspirational woman. We had so many entries and learnt about some women we had never heard of; we were curious to hear about these different stories and enjoyed researching their lives. Our winners this week were Streatham Wells and Malcolm Arnold Academy. We loved reading that StarryLilacUnion was proud of the first woman in space and that Malcolm Arnold learnt from Marie Curie that women can achieve great things! 

This week's competition is now closed. You can enter the current competition by clicking here


  1. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I am inspired by Theresa May because of the hard work she is putting in to try and make England a better place to be.
    by unicornburger

  2. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    Personally, I think that Anne frank is inspirational because she was intrepid and she persivered through all of the hard and perilous times.
    Comment by tealwolf!

  3. I am inspired by Rosa Parks because she stood up for what she believed and didn’t let any one stop her she was even sent to prison and inspired thousands of other and she never gave up that is why she inspires me.
    By Pancake Destroyer

  4. Malcolm Arnold Academy Malcolm Arnold Academy

    Marie Curie, inspirational women, was a Scientist/ Inventor. She played a huge part in developing the first x-ray machine which we all know is one of the most useful medical machines. She is the first female who was awarded the Nobel Prize. Without this revolutionary machine, most of the cures and medical understanding we have today would cease to exist.
    This is just evidence that any women can achieve great things.


  5. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    My female idol would be St Joan Of Arc. When she was a little girl she heard voices in her head, telling her that she was going to be a great warrior. However, at that time women had no rights and that women weren’t allowed to fight in the war. She’s a bit like the Disney Mulan however she fought for more people than Mulan did. She even killed herself for the voices in her head and women. The army men when they realized that she was a female they quickly escorted her to court and held her hostage. She then had the choice to go the next day with a women’s costume, however, she denied it which then led her execution by fire.
    She is a really powerful woman because she showed that she had no barriers and that no one can control her. That’s what women should try and do. Fight for their rights.


  6. Boutcher Primary School Boutcher Primary School

    I am inspired by my mum because she never gives up and tries her best. Even though she stretched a muscle in her leg, it never stopped her from being kind and helping me.


  7. I am inspired by malalal Yousfzai because she believed girls should go to school and the fact that she got shot in the head by the Taliban she still didn`t stop what she believed even if she got SHOT IN THE HEAD and that made me have a true and equal education.


  8. 1988, Bicol, Philippines.
    Alone. Frightened. She had to work in her grandfather’s farm all day, 8 hours in the blazing sun (even on her birthday) while her privileged brothers went to school. As she was 10, she would’ve missed 6 and a half years of school. She did this for another 8 years.
    1998, Pampanga, Philippines.
    Alone. Frightened. She had to find a job that payed well to feed her loved ones. She worked everyday, 4 hours inside a fast-food restaurant only to earn 40 pesos (£30) every week, while her male colleagues earned 50 pesos (£40) . She was fired for arguing with her manager about the gender pay gap.
    2018, London, England.
    Loved. Happy. With a husband, 3 children, a steady -yet equally- paid job, she couldn’t be happier. She now tells her story to the rest of the world.
    Who is she? She is my mum. She inspires me everyday by giving me the support I need. She sends me to school, something she didn’t do in her childhood.

  9. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I am inspired by Rosa Parks because despite the continuous racist behaviour from the people around her ,who believed they were the superior race, she supported her community and fought for equality and freedom. She showed acts of bravery and continues to inspire others each day. She showed selfless acts and endangered herself to improve other’s lives.

  10. Streatham Wells Primary School Streatham Wells Primary School

    Personally i am inspired by Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space. She had enough willpower and bravery to not just travel in a rocket up into space, but to also to be the FIRST women in space. Even though she must of faced some criticism. as well as being inspired by her, i am also proud of her.

  11. Streatham Wells Primary School Streatham Wells Primary School

    I’m inspired by my teacher because she always helps people in class and she always plans fun stuff
    Blue rayqayza

  12. Streatham Wells Primary School Streatham Wells Primary School

    Abbi Jacobson inspires me because she plays Nya in the movie and she can inspire the next generation to show them that it dosent matter if you are the only girl!


  13. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    I am inspired by Gloria Steinem because she is known for fighting for women rights and she was the one that lead women to freedom through many years and she still does through all the amazing films that show that women should be equally treated. Plus she was awarded with the Medal of Freedom and introduced into the National Women’s Hall of Frame for her amazing efforts that show that women are free and powerful and that we should keep fighting for what we deserve!


  14. Upton Cross Primary School Upton Cross Primary School

    The suffragettes were-and still are-my biggest inspiration,actually millions of people’s inspirations too,because they didn’t give up for their right to vote.For the right for women to be treated fairly.They were jailed almost a million times but they didn’t give up.They kept going until the fight was finally over.

    By WhiteCedarBunny

  15. Ben Jonson Primary School Ben Jonson Primary School

    I am inspired by Emmeline Pankhurst because she was one of the women who fought for women’s rights and equality and because of this right now we have a chance to vote and let our voices be heard. Also she stood up for what she believed in and never gave up.
    By diamond giraffe

  16. Emmeline Pankhurst is an inspirational woman because when women did not have the right to vote, women broke the law, tied themselves to chains and walk themselves into running horses to change the law for woman to vote and after this, all her work paid off and finally woman got the right to vote.

  17. Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

    there was one girl who wanted to be a actor and was inspired by it but she got bullied at school and no-one believed that she would follow her dream of achive it well. but that all changed she stood up for herself and everyone stopped being mean. after that later in life she became an actress and used that actress inspertion then overcame the best acress in the world
    this is the story,for bullying and insperation.

  18. Oasis Academy Don Valley Oasis Academy Don Valley

    I am inspired by Selena Gomez,because she does very good songs and she is trying to help other people and especially women’s.

    🙂 🙁 🙂


  19. Oasis Academy Don Valley Oasis Academy Don Valley

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  20. Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

    I am inspired by J.K.Rowling because even though hundreds of publishers rejected her work and told her she’d never be a children’s story writer. Did she give up? No! And now, because she persevered, she is (no joke) worth more money than the Queen and super famous!

  21. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    my inspirational woman is Emma Watson. She stands up for woman’s rights. She became the ambassador for UN Woman goodwill in 2014. she quotes, “Being asked to serve as UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador is truly humbling,” said Emma. “The chance to make a real difference is not an opportunity that everyone is given and is one I have no intention of taking lightly. Women’s rights are something so inextricably linked with who I am, so deeply personal and rooted in my life that I can’t imagine an opportunity more exciting. I still have so much to learn, but as I progress I hope to bring more of my individual knowledge, experience and awareness to this role.” this shows how dedicated she is to woman’s rights.

  22. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    Madonna is an inspirational women because her songs are mainly about being yourself, standing up to people and doing whats right.


  23. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    I am inspired by Malala Yousafzai because she used to live in a calm and peaceful society where women were treated equally and young girls could freely go to school, but then a group of men called the Taliban took control of the valley and terrorised people with guns. Sadly for Malala she loved school and wanted to continue so she wrote about the trouble online, unexpectedly the Taliban men found out. When Malala got on the bus to leave for school on a normal day the Taliban stopped the bus and asked who was Malala, when her friends pointed at her the men shot her in the head. Luckily she survived and she said ‘One child, one teacher, one pen, can change the world!’ She lived on to inspire young girls and women and told them to love life.

  24. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    I am inspired by Scientist and Chemist Rosalind Franklin who participated in the discovery of DNA.Without Franklin’s data the discovery of DNA would not be possible yet just because Franklin is a women she did not receive a nobel prize for her discovered whilst the other male scientists ( Crick Francis and Wilkins ) who also has contributed merely to the discovery of DNA still received a nobel prize.This basically shows Sexism in Science.Franklin was also robbed of recognition throughout the whole discovery process.
    -Golden Panda

  25. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    My grandma was inspiring woman because she was caring and loving. this was because her personality. she always looked after us and made sure we were safe. she cooked the best meals in the whole world and these made me feel on top of the world.


  26. Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

    Emmeline Prankhurst (nee Goulden;15th of July 1858-14th of June 1928) was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win gaining the right to vote. she is my inspiration to be a great leader. She chain herself to train rails to make a point about women getting the same rights as men. We have improved on this matter but haven’t passed the finish line yet.

    By LoinessLion

  27. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    Michelle Thomson is who I look up to as a woman. She was the MP for Edinburgh West from May 2015 to May 2017 and when she was 14 (34 years ago in 1984) she was attacked. He had offered to walk her home from a youth event and in those days everybody walked everywhere, so this wasn’t out of the ordinary. It was early evening, it wasn’t dark. “He told me he wanted to show me something in a wooded area and at that point, I must admit, I was alarmed.” She did have a warning bell – but overrode that because she knew him and therefore she trusted him. “I don’t think I knew what rape was. It was not something that was talked about.” What happened to her was completely shocking. “I was crying, I was cold, and I was shivering and I now realise that was the shock response. I did not tell my mother, I did not tell my father. I did not tell my friends, and I did not tell the police.” Michelle Thomson said she felt “ashamed” that she had “allowed this to happen”. She said she felt a duty to tell her husband when she got married 12 years later and never told her mother in order to “protect” her. She only got help when in her mid-40s. Thomson said the attack “fatally undermined my self-esteem, confidence and sense of self-worth.” Thomson said she thought carefully before deciding to share her story, adding: “There is still a taboo about sharing this kind of information and certainly for people of my generation – it is truly shocking to be talking in public about this sort of thing.” She said she now knows it is about power and control as she questioned the myths of these attacks perpetuated from a male perspective. “One thing I realise now is I’m not scared and he was. I’m not scared, I’m not a victim, I’m a survivor.” I think she is such an amazing hero because, although she kept it a secret at first she had the courage to tell everyone what had happened in order to come to terms with the event. She has also helped people like me realise that it’s not something to be scared of and that we should talk about it.


  28. I am inspired by Ada Lovelace since she created the computer with a mathematician called Charles Babbage and since she was thinking ahead she thought up the idea of making a computer. Even though I am a girl and other people are girls to does not mean we can’t be creative.
    Jakus 43

  29. Arnhem Wharf Primary School Arnhem Wharf Primary School

    My inspiration is my mum because she came from a war torn country and became a refugee. It was quite hard for her since she was only a few years old. When my mum and her mum left the war she got adopted. So she still had her mum but different dad. Then her little sister came along and they got on very well. But she moved to London and had me. She found her biological father, she was very emotional. That’s why my inspiration is my mummy.


  30. Malala Yousafzai is an inspiration to me as she help change the opinions of female education and also was one of Pakistan’s first female activists. She helped changed the civilisation of females in Pakistan. One of her quotes is “If one man can destroy everything, why can’t one girl change it,”.

  31. I think Elizabeth Tudor was a very inspirational woman because she was the first proper queen of England and gave many strong feminism quotes like “I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too,” or ” Better to be a beggar and single than a queen and married for I am already bound onto an husband, which is the kingdom of England.”

  32. The woman I am most inspired by is Angela Merkel. She Is a German chancellor and scientist. She was only seven when she heard the news that they were going to build the Berlin Wall. She was very confused at the idea. She thought it was absoloutley ridiculous. She realised that she wouldn’t be able to know what was happening on the other side of the Germany. Her school was close to the wall, and so every day she would hide with a small radio and try to catch a radio station from the other side, this was illegal but she thought that this law was insane. She studied quantum chemistry. She went on to become the chancellor of Germany. She is a great leader and an inspiration to both girls and boys
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