International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on the 8th of March. It is an important day to help celebrate women’s achievements and raise awareness about women’s equality.

The theme of International Women’s Day in 2021 is ‘Choose to Challenge’. Sustrans have developed 3 school resources to help raise awareness of International women’s day, celebrate women’s achievements and challenge stereotypes and bias that may exist in relation to women and girls who ride a bike, scooter or walk.

Before you move on to some activities, we have a clip that we hope will inspire you to ‘choose to challenge’ this International Women’s Day.


Walk for Water Worksheet (click to open in a new page)


Have a go at our ‘Walk for Water’ worksheet to learn about the disproportionate role many women in Sub-Saharan Africa play in collecting water for their families before getting outside to create your own water vessel out of natural materials.




Inspiring Female Wheelers Worksheet (click to open in a new tab)



Our ‘Inspiring Female Wheelers’ resource will introduce you to three inspirational women who ride bikes and challenge you to research and find out more about another female cyclist who inspires you.




Now, why not try our ‘Letter of Inspiration’ activity which involves penning a letter of appreciation to a woman who inspires you. We hope you enjoy these activities and ‘choose to challenge’ this International Women’s Day.

P1-3 Letter of Inspiration

P4-7 Letter of Inspiration

S1-2 Letter of Inspiration
We have another resource that is part of our UN Global Goals for Sustainability Lessons. It’s a lesson on Gender Equality (opens a new window).