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Students showcase female triumph

14 November 2019

The winners of a research competition to commemorate the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage have been announced, with the winning entries including a short film detailing the historical events that led to women’s right to vote and stand for parliament and letter from the point of view of a suffragist.

All South Australian Year 6, 7, 8 and 9 students were invited to take part in the competition and produce a piece of work that demonstrated their understanding of the movement and the passing of the landmark Adult Suffrage Bill 125 years ago.

A class of Year 6 students from Highgate School wrote, acted in, and produced a short film reflecting on the trials, tribulations and extraordinary efforts of women and suffragists who fought for change in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Entries were judged on knowledge and understanding, structure and clarity, and evidence of research and use of both primary and secondary sources.

Winners and highly commended award recipients attended an event at Parliament House last week.

Wednesday 18 December 2019 will mark the 125th anniversary of the Adult Suffrage Bill. The full list of winners and highly commended entries is available at education.sa.gov.au.