Richard Harrington MP recently invited schools to an art competition to commemorate 100 years since the Representation of the People Act 1918. Mr Harrington said “The Representation of the People Act 1918 was a vital step towards the rights women have today, and the centenary of that Act is an important opportunity for us to reflect on our progress. That we’ve seen two female Prime Ministers shows just how far we’ve come.”
Stanborough Secondary School pupils were moved by the realisation that the struggle for equality still has some way to go and duly accepted his invitation to create an art piece. One of our year 9 pupils, Stephanie, won 3rd place. Mr Harrington is seen here with Stephanie’s art piece in his right hand. Stephanie received a bundle of gifts from Mr Harrington including a certificate of completion from the House of Commons.
Runners up were celebrated with a special assembly: 1st prize an £80 art set for Stephanie, 2nd prize, £50 set for Nusaiba and 3rd prize, £30 set awarded to Evie. 12 additional pupils received consolation prizes for their effort, they were Kristiyan, Rohan, Marlon, Clyde, Carlos, Nyasha, Thea, Mikaela, Sarah-Jane, Melissa, Ethel and Leah.