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Suffragettes workshop in Nottingham

A Suffragettes themed session for year 8 ,9, 10 and 11 students at Nottingham's historic Galleries of Justice Museum.

Suffragettes workshop in Nottingham

This workshop takes place at the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham, where students meet Nottingham Suffragette Helen Kirkpatrick Watts or Anti-Suffragist Lord Curzon.

Using archive material and costumed interpreters, participants discuss the extreme lengths taken by women to get the vote. Students then have their say in a parliamentary debate and decide whether it should be deeds or words that win the day in a protest.

This interactive session for year 8 to 11 students allows participants to explore the Votes for Women campaign and the role of Parliament then and now.

Students will learn about the arguments for and against votes for women and the tactics used by both sides. In addition they will explore how far the right to protest should go and how they can influence Parliament today.

Curriculum links

KS3 Citizenship - Students develop an understanding of democracy, government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens

KS3 History - Ideas, political power, industry and empire

Booking information

  • The workshop is designed for year 8 to 11 students
  • Free of charge
  • Available to all secondary schools in Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire

To find out more and book a visit for your school please email Naomi Garnett at the National Centre for Citizenship and the Law on [email protected] or call 0115 9939 811