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.
KS3 Citizenship - Students develop an understanding of democracy, government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens
KS3 History - Ideas, political power, industry and empire
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0115 9939 811