1: Select a range of coloured strips of cloth. Scraps of fabric, old clothes or bed sheets would work
2: Write down how you would like to see feminist ideas and practices progress in your schools. Spend some time reading each other’s messages.
3: Then working in pairs or small groups plait your fabric together
4: Once you have your plait, join it together with others to create a larger plait. You may want to leave key messages visible for others to read.
5: Find a place in your school to display your ribbons that will encourage discussion of the issues you want to change. You could wrap them around a tree, hang them from a fence – or wear them!
6: Perhaps leave some blank fabric strips for others to join your #plaitforprogress with their own messages of support.
1: Photograph the message before you plait, and create a photo-story of your #pressforprogress activity.
2: Try creating a poem from some of the messages.
3: Select 3 messages that you can get started on straight away, next month and next year. Use the agendaonline resource to put you plans into action.
Before you begin adapting this activity for the children and young people in your setting, read the section on Safety and Support.
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