This interactive session is ideal for year 5 and 6 pupils. The activity gives an overview of how laws are made in the UK and looks at how both the House of Commons and the House of Lords work.
Meet our very own Nottingham Suffragette, Helen Kirkpatrick Watts or Anti-Suffragist Lord Curzon and discuss the extreme lengths women went to get the vote. Then have your say in a parliamentary debate and decide whether it should be deeds or words that win the day in a protest. This interactive session uses costume interpretation along with real objects and archive materials to allow students to explore the campaign for Votes for Women and the role of parliament then and now. Students will also have the opportunity to visit the free exhibitions on site.
Curriculum links: Citizenship, SMSC including British Values, History, PSHE and English including Spoken Language
Duration: 2 hours (either 10am – 12noon or 12.30pm – 2.30pm)
Location: National Justice Museum, Nottingham
Cost: £7.50 per pupil
“The Deeds not Words workshop was a real success. Our students really enjoyed having the opportunity to debate with their classmates and particularly being able vote on the motion from the view point of 19th century women and then 21st century women gave them the chance to reflect on how far women’s rights have come in the West ” Ockbrook School