Suffragettes!

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Peacocks have been celebrating 100 years of some women getting the vote and 90 years of all women getting the vote.  We have explored the lives of women at the turn of the twentieth century and the campaign of civil disobedience carried out by the Suffragettes, founded by Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst.

They have studied the posters of the time

 

Researched Suffragettes from Norfolk, producing their own leaflets

  

  

Designed their own Suffragette badges

They watched the film “Suffragette” and read the book “Opal Plumstead” by Jacqueline Wilson, set in 1913.

 

Finally, the Peacocks staged a protest in Friday’s assembly to raise awareness of the Suffragette movement.

“I would rather be a rebel than a slave.” – Emmeline Pankhurst

On our final afternoon we designed a stained glass window in homage to the Dearsley stained glass window in the House of Commons, which celebrates the Suffragette movement.

Peacocks thoroughly enjoyed this special week and have vowed to never take their vote for granted when they reach eighteen.