Queen Anne’s celebrates 100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote

Tuesday 13th February 2018

Last week the United Kingdom celebrated 100 years of the Representation of the People Act, which passed on the 6th February 1918 and granted women over the age of 30 the right to vote and be elected as MPs. The female MP, Nancy Astor, was elected in 1919 to sit in the House of Commons. Today we have 208 MPs sitting in the House of Commons and the UK has had two female prime ministers.

As part of studies into 20th century history, the history department has been looking at the way in which things for women changed due to the impact of the First World War including the government granting some women the right to vote. Some of the U4 made Votes for Women sashes, rosettes, posters and flags as part of our lessons this week. These will form the centrepiece of a new display at Queen Anne’s as part of the year of the modern women, celebrating the achievements of women across many subjects and the way in which they have contributed to our understanding of what it means to be a woman in the 21st century.

 

   

 

Recent News

4's Explore the Cheddar Gorge caves

20 June 2018

As part of their Geography development, on Thursday 7 June, the 4's set out to explore the caves of Cheddar Gorge and climb Jacob's Ladder, an impressive 274 steps!
 

Recent News

Queen Anne's Competes in Cricket Festival

20 June 2018

Great news for the Queen Anne's cricket teams as they started and finished with an outstanding manner, comfortably winning all of their matches!
 

Recent News

QASPA Party in the Park

20 June 2018

On the evening of Friday 15 June, the Queen Anne's School Parents' Association hosted the fabulous Party in the Park event. We saw parents take delight in alfresco dining whilst later enjoying musical entertainment from a live band.
 

Recent News

Queen Anne's Sports News

18 June 2018

A round up of all the latest sports news in the week.
 

Recent News

Queen Anne's Sports News

15 June 2018

A round up of all the latest sports news in the week.
 

Recent News

Opening of The Scott Music Centre

13 June 2018

Saturday 9 June was a day of celebration at Queen Anne’s School in Caversham as ‘The Scott Music Centre’ was officially unveiled.
 

Recent News

Celebrate Dance 2018

12 June 2018

On Friday 8 and Saturday 9 June, the Dance Department showcased their Celebrate Dance 2018 show, which featured girls from Lower Four up to Upper Sixth, who performed a wide variety of dance styles.
 

Recent News

National Schools Regatta

07 June 2018

On Sunday 27 May QABC took 4 of our senior members to compete in the Junior Women’s quad at National Schools Regatta.
 

Recent News

L4 Inca Bridge Building Challenge

05 June 2018

Last week L4A continued to develop their knowledge and understanding of the Inca Empire by building their very own Inca-style rope bridge.
 

Recent News

Interhouse Gym, Dance & Trampolining Competition

30 May 2018

On Friday 18 May Queen Anne’s hosted its annual inter-house Gym, Dance and Trampolining competition!