Inspiring women: the legacy of the First World War in South Gloucestershire
We have been awarded funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund for the project, Inspiring Women: The Legacy of the First World War in South Gloucestershire. In 1918, the last year of the First World War, the Representation of the People Act allowed some women to vote for the first time. This project explores and shares stories about South Gloucestershire’s women to celebrate their achievements today and over the last 100 years.
The story of women’s achievements in South Gloucestershire includes the role women have played in the development of science, technology engineering and maths (STEM), industry, culture, sport, local politics, public service and social justice. We aim to inspire women from all walks of life, promoting an understanding of the legacy and value of women’s contribution over the last 100 years and how this has influenced our lives today.
South Gloucestershire Inspiring Women – classroom resources and activities
Classroom activities and presentation slides are available for primary and secondary schools to download and use
Download and play our board game (for ages 11 plus, as well as adult groups). This game promotes discussion among players with an additional pack of cards which detail the timeline of the laws which have effected women’s equality.
Please tell us what you think of the South Gloucestershire Inspiring Women learning resources
See downloads from the International Women’s Day Conference for Young People 2019: a report on the workshop at Aerospace Bristol and the Conference at the University of the West of England with examples of social media exhibition pieces and young people’s ideas.
Search these useful links to find learning resources about positive female role models and for international women’s day activities for primary and secondary groups.
View the Inspiring Women exhibition at the following locations:
Please check the website for individual opening hours.
|Winterbourne Library||1/7/2019 – 22/7/2019|
|Cadbury Health Library||23/09/2019 – 14/10/2019|
|Downend Library||18/11/2019 – 20/12/2019|
The project has been made possible by money raised by National Lottery players.
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