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19/02/18

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Father John Gerard’s Extraordinary Escape recreated by https://t.co/heO2a3aooO

19/02/18

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Good to see some one is having fun https://t.co/uIbHwHRM99

19/02/18

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Time Detectives https://t.co/ATbewH59g9

19/02/18

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More fun! https://t.co/8ZCGt7l60n

19/02/18

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Great trip to https://t.co/Cn7Zlri0nB

19/02/18

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Year 5/6 girls at https://t.co/LkHsoiOkVZ

19/02/18

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Learning about John Gerard’s daring escape from the Tower of London! https://t.co/nj2p13ewMm

19/02/18

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Good luck Hannah from all x https://t.co/agGvZrADNB

16/02/18

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girls were very fortunate to hear from , spacecraft engineer, who delivered a special lectu… https://t.co/UQIBWZGGaE

16/02/18

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Ski update - at the airport and on schedule for 15:30 return - great fun had by all and time for a… https://t.co/6Fe2NbKE3p

16/02/18

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are coming home! https://t.co/kCSVdvo93t

15/02/18

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Ski update - weather not so sunny today but enjoying last hours on the slopes https://t.co/gULLdIhWNO

15/02/18

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Diya is happy really - bad camera moment ; we’ve all been there! See you soon girls . One more day… https://t.co/A9LWr4UKKs

15/02/18

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And they’re off again! https://t.co/Rrp6eFWeub

15/02/18

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So excited to have Holly visit us for our book week this year. https://t.co/x4g1yVy4eh

15/02/18

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New addition to our manga collection. Who will be the first to finish this set? https://t.co/Pi1DdJKKxx

15/02/18

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The Iceland Tour 2018 photo competition has begun! All students are invited to send the Geography Department their… https://t.co/m8LkW3KDd5

15/02/18

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If music be the food of love, then feast on the incredible performances from the Helen Fraser GDST Young Musician o… https://t.co/mbQsUOSNSl

14/02/18

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off to a spa! I’ve made the wrong choice in half term destinations! https://t.co/tkREt6sE8c

14/02/18

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14/02/18

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girls making friends! https://t.co/FlzzPx4toW

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Lovely instructors with . Having a great time. https://t.co/l5ZgyIbQHt

14/02/18

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We made it! Standing on the 100 year old ice of the Sólheimajökull glacier! https://t.co/smjCCWw5TH

14/02/18

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A relaxing soak and face scrub in the Blue Lagoon has rounded off our Iceland Tour. The staff would like to say wel… https://t.co/2XzcuVfkJQ

14/02/18

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And they’re off for more fun https://t.co/RHiOc0TYao

14/02/18

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more fun in the snow!☃️ https://t.co/3QPT8EwU3k

14/02/18

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Some of the Year 9's relaxing in the Blue Lagoon, we didn't want to leave! https://t.co/csr7wKPbEM

13/02/18

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Amazing views on the way to the Blue Lagoon, a possible highlight of the trip for some! https://t.co/yFMkR0ORt8

13/02/18

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Information about Book Week 2018 is now on Firefly!

12/02/18

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Continuing our Route 1 adventure with . It’s -8C and we are ice road truckers today. The group is ha… https://t.co/ZmwhqlewQU

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12/02/18

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12/02/18

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torch light walk around the lake last night. Having a lot of fun! https://t.co/NqA3PJj7ek

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12/02/18

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Lots of frosty ❄️fun for girls today in https://t.co/341xlRFNJk

11/02/18

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11/02/18

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11/02/18

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having a brilliant time in Switzerland! https://t.co/hQOzlYj9Dd

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February 6

Vote 100: Looking back, pressing forward

As the 100 year anniversary of some women being granted suffrage is celebrated, Maddie - a Year 13 student and member of the Feminist Society - reflects on the advances made in women's rights over the past century, alongside the challenges that lie ahead.

1918 marked the first steps towards women’s involvement in the democratic system within the UK. After over 20 years of pressure groups working alongside Parliament and 15 years of a more forward activist's approach, the legislation allowed suffrage for all men over the age of 21 and for women over the age of 30 who owned property. Although this was a limited number of women and the conditions attempted to ensure that the women voting were largely influenced by their husbands, it indicated a change in attitudes to women’s capabilities and acted as a domino effect for the freedoms women in the United Kingdom enjoy today.

While the suffrage movement itself was very much based in the middle class, many members understood that in order to achieve universal suffrage they would need to support more working class women - creating a community of women from different backgrounds, fighting for their right to vote.

Blackheath High School’s link with the Suffrage movement was clear from the early years of its existence. Miss Gadesden - the second Headmistress appointed in 1880 - was in strong support of the suffragette movement alongside the staff and pupils at the time. This support for women’s rights has continued throughout the school’s history, with students acknowledging the strides being made in women’s rights throughout the world, yet remaining critical in understanding the changes that still need to be made. Even in the celebration of women’s voting rights, students understood the selective manner of the legislation and the continued need for change for women throughout the world.

At Blackheath High School today, the Feminist Society not only acknowledges sexism across the globe, but also the unfair treatment of minority groups throughout the world, looking at LGBT+ rights, the treatment of ethnic minority groups and how the combination of these identities tie in together. We are also looking for a way to be actively involved in breaking down the barriers many people face, listening to the work of charities such as 'Bloody Good Period' and looking at ways the school can fundraise for such organisations. This is also linked to the planning of the school's own conference for feminism in schools. The focus of International Women’s Day this year is not just to look back at the 100 years of suffrage and the advances made, but to acknowledge the press for progress, to unify communities and openly push for change. This illustrates Blackheath High School’s and the Feminist Society’s own attitude towards gender equality; we acknowledge and applaud the amazing changes that have been made yet continue to push for changes that will have a real effect on women today and will move towards complete gender equality.

2018 not only marks 100 years since some women achieved the vote, but also the beginning of a move towards a more inclusive, tolerant society.

Written by Maddie, Year 13

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