2018 marks 100th anniversary of the Universal Suffrage Act, when (some) women finally gained the right to vote.

To celebrate this anniversary writers and artists in schools across Hampshire were asked by the ‘Hampshire Heritage Trust’ to uncover and acknowledge female workers, scientists, sports women, writers and pioneers locally and nationally who have made a difference or brought change at a national or local level, these women did not have to be famous.

Prince’s Mead Year 6 set out to research or draw ‘Extraordinary Women’ that have inspired them and  a selection of the ‘Extraordinary work’ was chosen to be exhibited at The Great Hall in Winchester.  We were hugely successful with our entries;

  • Katie Braakenburg won 1st prize in the art category with a pencil drawing of Miss Kirk
  • Robbie Bucknall won 2nd prize in the writing category with his writing about Dorathea Bates a Palaeontologist
  • Sam Watson writing about Grace Darling, Rio Gawne-Cain’s poem about Miss Kirk and Annabel Rist’s painting of Margaret Thatcher were also chosen to be displayed.