We welcomed Founder’s Day Guest Speaker award-winning journalist Alexis Bowater to talk to the whole school about her work, researching Nancy Astor and the hurdles she faced as a driving force behind the statue of Lady Astor in Plymouth.
Lady Astor opened the door for female politicians, the first woman MP to take a seat in the House of Commons, she overcame prejudice and hostility to strive for equality and fairness and in doing so, she blazed a trail which is still being followed today.