Prizes Category

2018 Schools History Prize Winner

The Steering Committee are delighted to announce the winner of the #PressforProgress Schools’ HistoryPrize. The winning entry, submitted by Oaklands School, was a thought-provoking project that connects the past to the present and reminds us all that the fight for individual rights goes on. The project is entitled ‘Yarl’s Wood Hunger Strike’ and tutor Nathanael Arnott-Davies , explained the significance of the project:

The wining display

‘As part of the importance of making feminism and women’s history relevant to all types of women and people in the 21st century, drawing comparisons between the Suffragettes and the Hunger strikers…in particular…was an effective way of getting students to see the ‘history’ of the present, how it is contested, and how they – as young students – have the potential, even the duty to take an active part in. students are fully aware of current struggles for women’s rights in the UK as well as, through their study of previous struggles, the resonance it has with the past.’