International Women’s Day Assembly with Mira Rai

On Monday the Year 11s led an assembly to celebrate the achievements of women this year for Women’s Day. After outlining the progress that women’s political movements have made this year they discussed their own female role models explaining why they had been inspired by them. Our special guest Mira Rai then talked about how she had leapt at her opportunity to move from a poor mountain community to National Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2017. An incredibly inspirational morning!

About Mira Rai
Mira Rai, a Nepali trail runner, has been named the 2017 National Geographic People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year for her tireless efforts in breaking down barriers for women in Nepal through sports. She was selected from an impressive group of adventurers whose extraordinary achievements in exploration, conservation, humanitarianism and adventure sports distinguished them in the past year. The 10 honorees were announced on November 3, 2016, and the public was invited to vote through December 16, 2016, for the People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year.

Read more about her here: National Geographic Adventurers of the Year 2017