11 Dec Votes for Women
Thank you to all staff and students involved!
Last Friday we were fortunate enough to host the Museum of London who came in to put on a performance for KS3 to mark the centenary of women getting the vote. Years 7, 8 and 9 watched and were able to participate in the assembly showcasing remarkable women and men who campaigned tirelessly for voting rights to be changed during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The performance followed the life of Shelley, a girl who was not only learning about women’s suffrage at school but was also experiencing the pressures lots of young women face today. It celebrated the achievements of the suffragettes 100 years ago but also highlighted the work still needed to be done to achieve real equality.
This is an area we discuss frequently in English when trying to apply a feminist lens to the texts we teach and learn, as well as being the focus for our recent National Poetry Day assembly on the theme of change. Seeing the impact of inequality in relation to a
historical movement provided a really powerful way for students to engage in the subject of equality and the empowerment of women.
Thank you to all staff and students involved in the performance, as well as the Museum of London for providing KS3 with such a valuable experience.
Head of English KS3