Suffragettes workshop in Nottingham

A suffragettes themed session for years 8 and 9 students at Nottingham's historic Galleries of Justice Museum.

Suffragettes workshop in Nottingham

This interactive session for years 8 and 9 students uses costume interpretation and archive materials to allow participants to explore the Votes for Women campaign and the role of Parliament then and now.

Taking place at the Galleries of Justice Museum in Nottingham, students meet Nottingham Suffragette Helen Kirkpatrick Watts or Anti-Suffragist Lord Curzon and discuss the extreme lengths women went to 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.

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 rights to protest should go and how they can influence Parliament today.

Curriculum links

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

KS3 Historty - Ideas, political power, industry and empire Britain, 1745 -1901

Booking information

The opportunity to visit the Galleries of Justice Museum and participate in a free workshop is open to all secondary schools in Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire.

To find out more and book a visit for your school please email Carol King at the National Centre for Citizenship and the Law or call 0115 9939 811