Celebrating Women on 'International Women's Day', 8th March

'International Women's Day' is on 8th March. This year's theme is 'Choose To Challenge'. This statement is taken from the wensite - https://www.internationalwomensday.com

"A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change. So let's all choose to challenge.

How will you help forge a gender equal world? Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality."

“Neither man nor woman is perfect or complete without the other. Thus, no marriage or family, no ward or stake is likely to reach its full potential until husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, men and women work together in unity of purpose, respecting and relying upon each other's strengths.” Sheri L. Dew “A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” Eleanor Roosevelt

This CST activities page aims to be a celebration of women and their massive contributions our lives (after all we wouldn't be here without them) and society. Ask group members to think about who is their heroine - their favourite female singer, movie star, comedian or politician. Or perhaps a strong woman in their family they admire (or admired). Perhaps it’s someone they would like to meet, say thank you to or have around for dinner. Ask members why they so admire the person they have named.


Next, ask members to complete these idioms and proverbs concerning women and discuss their meanings. Note how dated they are, in terms of stereotyping. - Adam and EVE - A woman's place is in the HOME/KITCHEN - A woman of SUBSTANCE - A scarlet WOMAN - A woman's work is never DONE - Don't teach your grandmother to suck EGGS - A woman of her WORD - A woman of MEANS - The world and his WIFE - Tied to your mother's apron STRINGS - Mummy’s BOY - A woman of few WORDS - Old wives' TALE - Woman of ill REPUTE - A woman after one's own HEART - A woman of the WORLD - Hell hath no fury like a woman SCORNED - A fine figure of a WOMAN - Mother EARTH - Mother TONGUE - Mother NATURE - Watch with MOTHER - Mothering SUNDAY (Coming up on 14th March)

- Wonder WOMAN

SONG. 'Woman', John Lennon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhfWiU8wGCc

What was John Lennon's wife's name? - YOKO


Picture Round: Ask members to identify the famous faces of women, both modern and historical figures. With each photo there is a description of the person and a quotation.


1. This Dame (born 19 September 1949) is an English model, actress, and singer. She was a British cultural icon and a prominent teenage model during the swinging sixties in London.

Quote: "I've always loved life, and I've never known what's ahead. I love not knowing what might be round the corner. I love serendipity."

What is her nick name?

And real name?

2. This Dame (born 15 April 1959) is a British actress, screenwriter, activist, author, and comedian. She is one of Britain's most acclaimed actresses and is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards.

Quote: "You can't imagine what satisfaction can be gotten from throwing a pie into someone's face."

Complete the title of the 1993 movie which she awarded 'Best Actress Oscar' for - 'Howard's ***?

3. This Dame (born 9 December 1934) is a British actress, who made her professional debut on stage in 1957 at 'The Old Vic'. Among her major awards, she won a 'Best Supporting Actress' for the 1999 movie 'Shakespeare In Love'.

Quote: "I think you should take your job seriously, but not yourself - that is the best combination."

Complete the name of the 2011 movie in which she starred - 'The Best Exotic ******** *****'?

4. This Dame (born 16 October 1925) is a British-American actress who has played many theatre, television, and film roles. Her career has spanned almost eight decades, much of it in the United States.

Quote: "I've never been particularly aware of my age. It's like being on a bicycle - I just put my foot down and keep going."

Complete the title of her popular TV detective series, 'Murder *** *****'?

5. This Dame (born 28 December 1934) is an English actress. She has had an extensive career on stage, film, and television, which began in the mid-1950s. She has appeared in more than 60 films and over 70 plays, and is one of Britain's most recognisable actresses.

Quote: "Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes."

Which part did she play in 'Downtown Abbey'?

6. This Dame (born 26 July 1945) is an English actress who won the 'Triple Crown' of acting - 'Best Actress Oscar', 'Best Actress BAFTA' and a 'Golden Globe' for her starring role in the 2006 movie 'The Queen'.

Quote: The trick in life is learning how to deal with it.”

What was the name of her detective in the TV series 'Prime Suspect'?

7. This Dame (born 1 October 1935) is an English actress, singer, and author. With a career spanning seven decades, she has been the recipient of several accolades, including one British Academy Film Award.

Quote: "Sometimes I'm so sweet even I can't stand it."

For which 1965 movie did she win 'Best Leading Actress Oscar' for?

SONG. 'The Hills Are Alive', Julie Andrews - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AePRD1Ud3Lw


8. American aviation pioneer and author, she was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She disappeared on 2 July 1937, aged 39.

Quote: "Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others."

What was the name of her yellow Kinner Airster biplane?

9. This American author, political activist, and lecturer was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor Of Arts degree. She died 1 June 1968, aged 87.

Quote: "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."

Which American author did she call her 'best mate' (He wrote 'The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn' in 1884)?

10. She is the longest serving Monarch of Great Britain and Head of the Commonwealth. She is still living, aged 94 (born 21 April 1926). Quote: “When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat; instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future.”

Name her four main UK residences?

11. She was a British politician and stateswoman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990.

Quote: "In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman."

True or False. Before entering British politics, she was one of the team of scientists who developed 'Mr Whippy' ice cream?

12. Former Member Of The British Royal Family, AIDS champion, landmine campaigner. She died in Paris on 31 August 1997, aged 36. Quote: “Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”

What was her family name?

13. She is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate winning the accolade in 2018.

Quote: “I had two options. One was to remain silent and never to speak and then to be killed by the terrorists. The second option was to speak up for my rights and then die. And I chose the second one.”

Which group shot her in the head in 2012?

14. She is an American attorney and author who was the first lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She is still living, aged 57 (born 17 January 1964). Quote: “No country can ever truly flo