Girl Power Friday, 01 Jul 2022

5 lessons from The Incredibles

Almost 15-years on from the original movie, the 2018 sequel of The Incredibles enlivened theatre screens across the world. Wife, mother, and superhero Helen Parr (Elastigirl) steals the spotlight from her incredibly strong superhero husband Bob and proves to her family that she can save the world herself.1. Females are equally equipped as males to save the world After major feminist campaigns including Times Up and Me Too, the 2018 release of The Incredibles 2 is a fitting storyline for today’s…

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Individuality matters: The life lessons learnt from ‘The Greatest Showman’

The Greatest Showman has captivated the students of Toorak College this Term. It’s signature anthem ‘This is Me’ is regularly hummed by our girls as they walk through the Cloisters and is often heard playing in the dance studio and the music centre. There is no doubt that The Greatest Showman is a fun movie with memorable music, but what makes it stand out is the compelling plot and the many lessons that can be found throughout.Embrace your individuality and be proud of who you are.

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Girl Power Friday, 01 Jul 2022

Why Little Women remains relevant today

Little Women hit the big screens this year in its seventh film adaptation directed by Greta Gerwig. It is a powerful film proving that women can be heroes of their own story, and can be bold, persistent, and self-assured to stand strong in who they are, and what they desire for themselves in their present and future. First published in 1868, Louisa May Alcott’s renowned novel Little Women is a narrative exploring sisterhood and female endeavour. 2019’s show-stopping cast of award-winning…

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