The Inspire Initiative, founded by the 2017-18 Student Leadership Team, is a programme designed to raise the aspirations of the students of Boston High School through the promotion of inspirational role models.
The initiative was kicked off with an all-school assembly entitled ‘Who Run The World?’, led by the SLT, and including a student-made video highlighting inspirational women. Displays and large-scale portraits, painted by students, have gone up around school featuring the 60 most inspirational women, as nominated by students and staff, across numerous disciplines, ethnicities, nationalities, and the LGBTQ+ community, as well as our own ‘BHS Inspirations’. These women have all been linked to assembly themes to help educate our students in a more practical way. Other events have included a non-uniform day, where students donated items of clothing to Women’s Aid, a local charity aiding abused women, and a book sale funding the new Women’s Library – a dedicated section in the library for books written by or about inspirational women.
Our work is supported by scientific studies emphasising the impact of role models on young girls, and has gained the attention of national figures and organisations, including Matt Warman MP and The Female Lead charity.
As an entirely student-led initiative, we are eager to raise the aspirations of all our students, particularly our all-girl lower school, and ensure they have the confidence to achieve their highest ambitions. With the support of Boston High’s staff and student body, the Inspire Initiative is sure to be a success for years to come.
If you want to support our initiative, through giving a talk, a donation, or just to update us on something you have achieved, especially if you are alumni, please feel free to email us, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.