Women’s Suffrage Centenary: Cranford House pupils take to the streets

Women’s Suffrage Centenary: Cranford House pupils take to the streets

8 February 2018

On 6 February 1918, women were finally granted the vote in the UK, giving them the chance to have their voices heard on the most pressing matters of the day.

Cranford House in Moulsford commemorated the occasion with its very own march, headed up by a band of Year 9 pupils resplendent in period dress. Braving the cold, the girls put their recent study of the period to good use as they chanted Suffragette slogans and brandished placards based on those used by protestors 100 years ago. They also exhorted the rest of the school community to join them in voting on what the single most pressing issue of the next century might be.

Headmaster, Dr James Raymond, commented, “As a History teacher myself, I was thrilled to see this particular moment in our collective history being commemorated and brought to life here in school. Although our pupils were greeted by a much more friendly reception this morning than the Suffragettes must have faced at their protests, it still gave them a real sense of how it feels to stand up and make your voice heard.” 

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