■ Sophia Martino, 12:
"I researched the women's movement. They worked extremely hard and they stood their ground for what they believed in."
■ Natalie Herranz, 12:
"I sat down and thought about how the world has changed with women's rights and how they're now treated equally. Times have changed; it's shared and women can do what men used to do."
■ Lara Phani, 16:
"I caught a train with another student and we went down to Parliament House where they spoke about how to be a leader and some of the careers in leadership."
■ Bridget Dutoit, 15:
"I spoke to my parents to understand how it was. We talked about equal rights — most women then were stay-at-home mums while the men went out to work. Women weren't equal then."
■ Belinda Popovic, 16:
"It was my best friend's birthday so we thought about how things have changed and how figures in society like Julia Gillard and Michelle Obama have created a path for our generation."