Women In The Army
PSHE & Citizenship
Time required: assembly 15–20 minutes, lesson 45–60 minutes
From Captain Flora Sandes (the only woman to fight on the front line of WWI) to serving personnel today – how has the role of women in the Army evolved?
The assembly provides an overview and case studies of women in the Army throughout history, from the 1800s to today. The lesson asks students to explore the wider context of the women’s changing roles in the Army and to recognise and challenge harmful stereotypes at work and in society as a whole.
Both resources also feature a video interview with current serving female soldiers highlighting the importance understanding our past and providing first-hand insights into careers in the Army today.
The Women in the Army resources can support Remembrance or International Women’s Day activities, or be used as part of curriculum learning – with links to key aspects of PSHE / Health and Wellbeing, alongside History, Citizenship and the Gatsby Benchmarks for careers education.