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Millicent Fawcett Statue Unveiling

Westgate students, Betty and Susuana, attended the Millicent Fawcett statue unveiling in Parliament Square.

As Slough Youth Parliament female representatives, Betty and Susuana, were invited by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to celebrate this national event.

Millicent Fawcett was one of the leading figures in the campaign to win women the vote, and she will be the first woman to be honoured with a statue in Parliament Square. The statue unveiling took place on Tuesday 24th April from 11.00 in front of a specially invited audience including Slough Youth Parliament representatives and the Prime Minister.

“Having attended the event as a young women myself, I felt really empowered and inspired to get involved in the movement for women’s rights. It was an incredible experience to be surrounded by such influential people such as Sadiq Khan, Theresa May, Jeremey Corbyn and other MP’s. I really enjoyed it.” Betty

“I thoroughly enjoyed the day as we as young girls met an array of women from all ages and ethnicities who shared the same passion as me. I felt very honoured being present at the unveiling of the Millicent Fawcett statue. I now know the future is female. The highlight of my day was dancing to a performance from the ‘Sylvia’ musical.” Suzy

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for photos of the event