8 March 2018
100 Year 7 primary school pupils came along to the Cultra Folk Park to celebrate International Women’s Day and find out more about life 100 years and the changes brought about by the Representation of the People Act 1918.
Young people travelled back in time to discover life in 1918, and the role of women at home and their position in the world of work such as banking and weaving. The pupils had the opportunity to print ‘Votes for Women’ posters on the printing press in Baird’s Print Shop, see the Pathé news reel on Suffragettes and hear stories in the schoolhouse of local women and their efforts in gaining suffrage. The pupils joined together with local suffragettes to march through the village to demand votes for women.
With thanks to the amazing team, too countless to mention individually, in the Cultra Folk Park who delivered an engaging and informative event with great gusto.