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25/05/18

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What's the future of school sports? , Head talks to about alternative spo… https://t.co/MM9MEshuhL

25/05/18

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Excellent creativity by Year 5 for the innovation challenge. Good luck girls! https://t.co/PzM5fj1baX

25/05/18

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Excellent creativity by Year 5 for the innovation challenge. Good luck girls! https://t.co/XMAQjA8osK

25/05/18

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The international prefects selling mittens for the Malawi schools project https://t.co/ns4YBJUPJq

25/05/18

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Hey ! We’ve made a start Juniors. First pic of for your… https://t.co/59vZCsa76g

25/05/18

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Reception gave us a joyful assembly today . Only 4 and 5 years old but so https://t.co/kQhoMubOxX

25/05/18

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Glad to see the message has got through https://t.co/E74gHnl9f8

25/05/18

An inspiration talk and a special thank you from Dame following the efforts of our amazing J… https://t.co/mCItTuq3WR

25/05/18

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KS2 choir practising at 8am mesmerising our younger girls- zoom in on those faces! https://t.co/XS4on7QGps

25/05/18

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And two of our gymnasts.... https://t.co/IFuwHH9ZmL

25/05/18

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Some of our fab 💃 https://t.co/j82uw1J9If

25/05/18

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25/05/18

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24/05/18

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Who needs strictly come dancing when you have the BHS gym and dance festival? https://t.co/cMl8TvgRU7

24/05/18

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gym and dance festival- brilliant to have our “old” Junior girls back! https://t.co/2efFV1afLn

24/05/18

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TOP BLOG: Carol Chandler-Thompson discusses introducing new sports https://t.co/Ef3WqedOWs https://t.co/OrsdgmOTkw

24/05/18

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A fascinating assembly from Dame Esther Rantzen this morning thanking us for the money raised for the NSPCC.… https://t.co/cGwSMokpFf

24/05/18

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Great day at the DIrectors of Sport conference today. Thank you to for your hospitality and… https://t.co/jz93Tx5BPj

24/05/18

Introducing our Year 2 ! Our girls loved sharing ideas and learning what it was like to be a Victor… https://t.co/06ryYrIgrG

23/05/18

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Fantastic GDST Sport conference today... lots of fresh ideas coming to OHS. Thanks to for hosting

23/05/18

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Thank you for an informative and enjoyable day at the GDST PE conference today 🏏🎾🏐🏑 https://t.co/GzLzEZHX9o

23/05/18

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So enjoyed the first Junior Science Conference . Look out for Matilda taking about… https://t.co/pOSMlBBt7x

23/05/18

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23/05/18

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Can you spot dog Florence sunbathing in beautiful ? (Authorised absence- been to th… https://t.co/81MvmTuDGI

23/05/18

Former England captain and PE teacher Amanda Newton puts our staff through their paces a… https://t.co/8uJKDRSYQ3

23/05/18

Top tips for our staff at this afternoon's cricket session with . Looking forward to shari… https://t.co/YBtPp42K9b

23/05/18

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How many PE teachers can you fit in a hall for lunch? Lots! https://t.co/5dVZN1lKAj

23/05/18

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Top coaching sessions with Amanda Newton 🏐and from at the https://t.co/9HxlMiqTpv

23/05/18

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A very informative assembly on Malawi this morning. Our enterprising charity prefects are selling mittens this Frid… https://t.co/6uQtWcqwqZ

23/05/18

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23/05/18

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An exciting morning at the Sports Conference and is leading an… https://t.co/pTSIqG7hsJ

23/05/18

Getting stuck into learning fun, new ideas for teaching EYFS & KS1 dance! https://t.co/RIOg6iQi5A

23/05/18

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23/05/18

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23/05/18

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23/05/18

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A wonderful sunny start to my Primary School visits. I have received warm welcomes and met some outstanding new stu… https://t.co/7hdsYyokWU

23/05/18

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23/05/18

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23/05/18

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23/05/18

Temperatures may have soared but our resilient girls were fully prepared as they explored High Elms Environmental C… https://t.co/2znsCKAak3

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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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