MORLEY Senior High School business students hosted an International Women’s Day breakfast event attended by 90 guests on March 2.
The school’s Certificate II business Year 12 students organised the event, which featured food and beverages, table service, music played by a guitar ensemble and pianist and a guest speaker.
Class of 2011 alumni and ECU aviation graduate Tirna Cahill delivered a speech about women who had influenced her, including a teacher, Disney character Mulan and aviators such as Amelia Earhart and Pancho Barnes.
Ms Cahill said she was lucky to have taken Morley aviation teacher Brigid Tait’s classes.
“Brigid Tait, like any other teachers here at Morley Senior High School, has gone above and beyond for her students,” she said.
“To me, Brigid Tait’s ability to encourage and protect her aviation students’ dreams is every bit as important as Amelia Earhart’s contributions.”
Year 12 student Leila Samonte said students were allocated roles for the event and were prepared for potential hazards that could occur during table service.
Information technology and business teacher Liz Francis said about 67 people attended last year’s event.
“This is the third year that the business students have run the International Women’s Day breakfast,” she said.
“For our students, International Women’s Day is not only about participating in the breakfast, but also makes the students be aware that there is a movement out there for women and encouraging women.”
Mrs Francis said the school had hosted the annual breakfast event for about 15 years.
International Women’s Day is March 9.