Learning about our suffrage heritage

It’s important to know where your from.  It’s also important that where you’re from recognises and values you.

We started this week with a political map of Birmingham, showing boundaries about to change, discussed why they were changing, discussed the biggest change in Birmingham Political history in 1911, when the Greater Birmingham Act made us ‘the second city’, and the biggest national political change on February 6th 1918, when the Representation of the People Act was signed on 6th February 1918, giving the right to vote to most men and, for the first time, some women.

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In the playground


Following the interviews, we decided to go out into the playground and photo some of the things discussed.  Here are some of the comments:

‘We’ve had a lot of fun here’

‘This is where the foxes live – we’re not allowed to go too close.’

‘We use the tables for hiding under – they have games on top.’

‘When we were little we got to go the little playground.  We’ve not been here for years!’

‘In year 2 we did PE here [the small playground]’

‘I remember growing vegetables and eating them. Make soup and parents had to try it.’
‘In nursery we used to play on the bikes.  Brings back memories of crashing into the wall and hurting myself, so many times.’