In our year celebrating Women’s Suffrage 100 a delightful project which teamed Year 6 local school children with members of Age UK (B&NES) has culminated with a parade of homemade banners along the Royal Crescent and some poetry and singing.
In small mixed groups the participants enjoyed workshops making banners, rosettes, sashes and collage pictures, inspired by the content in the exhibition at No. 1 Royal Crescent (Freedom and Fight in Bath) as well as visits to a suffragette memorial garden and a hidden burial ground in Bath. Six planters were designed and filled with flowers and all learned more about the significance of decorative items, colours, flowers and trees to the Suffragette campaign.
32 Year 6 students from St. Andrew’s C of E Primary School mixed with 10 Age UK members. There were plenty of opportunities for relaxed discussion of different perspectives and experiences and by the end, older and young people alike had deepened their understanding and enjoyment through the shared intergenerational nature of the project.