Girls, staff and parents from Bruton School for Girls proudly joined the mass participation artwork “PROCESSIONS 2018” in London on Sunday 9th June to celebrate 100 years since women first gained the right to vote. Visible from the air as it snaked through the streets of London, the huge human art work involved over one hundred thousand girls and women.
Bruton girls worked with Artist, Dorcas Casey, as part of Somerset Art Works to create textile banners which they carried through the streets of London. Dorcas Casey is one of the 100 female artists selected to work on the Processions project.
Nicky Botterill, Headmistress, was part of the group and said, “As a girls’ school we were keen to celebrate all that 2018 symbolises and this was the perfect project. While we recognise there is still work to be done, it is vital our girls learn from the past, and understand how far we have come and the sacrifices made to get there. Genuine equality for all and the fight against social injustice are on-going issues which our girls feel passionate about working together to overcome. Creativity lies at the heart of our school and we have combined this with historical research, while empowering women of the future. We are hugely grateful to Dorcas and Somerset Art Works for their support in this exciting project. I know the girls will remember the day for many years to come.”
Bruton School for Girls is continuing the celebrations by welcoming Helen Pankhurst as the speaker at its annual Speech Day on 30th June. As great-grand-daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, and a woman’s rights activist, she will speak to the whole school community to mark the end of a hugely successful year for the school.