It's not fair, say primary children

June 28 2021

A Frenchay pupil with a placard for the school's Votes for Women demonstration.

A Frenchay pupil with a placard for the school's Votes for Women demonstration.

PUPILS at Frenchay C of E Primary School have been learning about fairness, equality and the fight for rights throughout history.
Year 2 and 3 children in Griffin class have been studying a topic asking the question: "Is the world fair to all?"
They have been looking at gender roles in jobs and sport, and learning about the fight for women’s rights over the centuries, including the Suffragettes and other strong women who have gone down in history.
The children are also learning about racial inequality, particularly in South Africa, studying the country's geography and culture, before looking at the history of the apartheid policy of racial segregation.
Head teacher Katherine Marks said: "This topic has allowed for some fascinating discussion and debate in the classroom, and the Griffin teaching team have been very proud of the children’s ability to express their empathic opinions in a clear and thoughtful way.
"They particularly enjoyed creating their own Suffragette placards and demonstrating for Votes for Women in the playground."