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    This week: 100 Years of Votes for Women, Charity Fundraising at Camden School for Girls.



    100 Years of Votes for Women

    “I should like to revisit the earth at the end of the twentieth century to see the result of the great revolution of the nineteenth – the women’s rights movement”


    Words spoken by our school’s founder Frances Mary Buss towards the end of her life. She died in 1894 and had founded the first school to offer girls an education in 1850, the North London Collegiate School, and later in 1871 The Camden School for Girls. By 1900 schools for girls were being established in towns across the country. She was also one of 1,500 signatories of the 1866 women's suffrage petition, which was the first mass petition for Votes for Women presented to Parliament by John Stuart Mill MP.


    On Tuesday this week, we marked the centenary since Parliament passed a law, which allowed some women, and all men, to vote for the first time - the 1918 Representation of the People Act. Women would still have to wait another decade before all women (aged 21) could vote but it was a step in the right direction.


    A ‘Vote 100’ display in the school foyer has drawn lots of interest from our students. They have been encouraged all week to share their thoughts and write messages to the people that made this possible.


    Many thanks to Jenny Tani, admissions officer, who has created the display in our foyer and written this account of the event.


    Charity Fundraising at Camden School for Girls

    CSG students and parents are well-known for their fund-raising abilities and commitment to charity. I’m delighted to announce that since September 2017 we have raised the following:


    MacMillan Cancer Support £294.34
    Mind      £74.38
    British Red Cross £66.60
    Breast Cancer Care £2,144.14
    CARIS Camden C4WS Homeless Project  £144.05
    Children in Need £226.04
    Crisis £113.58


    All these contributions make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable people - many thanks to everyone who participated in an activity and contributed time or money.


    Elizabeth Kitcatt