On the 11th of February, the world celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, recognizing the contributions of women to science and promoting gender equality in this field. As part of this celebration, our school had the privilege of hosting Nuria Roigé, a young female scientist working for Aigües de Barcelona, to speak to our Year 5, 6, and 7 students.
Nuria shared her inspiring story, highlighting the importance of water conservation and how science plays a crucial role in managing this precious resource. Our students were engaged and captivated, learning how science can help us make informed decisions about our water use, and understanding the need to preserve this valuable natural resource.
The students were also given the opportunity to work together to solve problems related to water conservation and management. This interactive session allowed them to apply what they learned, encouraging them to think critically and creatively about the challenges of water management.
We are grateful to Nuria Roigé for sharing her passion and knowledge with our students, and to the ‘Fundació Catalana per a la Recerca i la Innovació’ for organizing this great initiative, #100TÍFICAS, which helps connect women scientists with local schools.
Overall, it was a fantastic opportunity for our students to learn about the vital role that science plays in water conservation, and to be inspired by a remarkable young female scientist. We hope to continue celebrating and promoting gender equality in science and encourage our students to pursue their passions in this field.