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Alice Hawkins competition

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New College Leicester become proud guardians of leading English suffragette Alice Hawkin’s bust.

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In November 2020 we launched the exciting opportunity for you to be the proud guardians of leading English suffragette Alice Hawkin’s bust. The unique piece of artwork, produced by Liverpool sculptor Philip Garrett, was kindly donated to the Alice Hawkins Legacy Group, who wanted a deserving school to become custodians of it.

Alice Hawkins (1863 – 1946) was a member of an activist women's organisations in the early 20th century who, under the banner "Votes for Women", fought for the right to vote in public elections, known as women's suffrage. A statue of her stands in Green Dragon Square in Leicester.

We received over 150 amazing and inspiring essays from secondary students across Leicester. 

The overall winner selected by the judging panel was Gracie, a Year 10 student from New College Leicester. New College now become custodians of the statue of Alice produced by Liverpool sculptor Philip Garrett, which was kindly donated to the Alice Hawkins Legacy Group, to proudly display in the school ensuring it is looked after and interpreted for generations to come.

You can read Gracie's winning entry here.

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