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2024 Year 4 Third Prize
Magnificent Match Makers! by Grace

A long time ago in 1888
Some brave angry women
Had too much on their plate!
They worked day and night
With zero rights
So they went on strike
To fight for their rights!
So the mean factory Bryant and May
gave them more pay
for their work every day.

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5th July 2024 saw the 136th anniversary of the Matchgirls Strike. To mark the occasion, The Matchgirls Memorial took part in the William Patten Primary School morning assembly.
Prizes were presented to the winners of this years school poetry competition. Our judges this year were Tanya Landman, Author, Debbie Rolls, Educator, Freelance Writer and Unionist, and Dr Anna Robinson, Senior Lecturer at the University of East London (UEL) and Poet.
Grace won Third Prize in the Year 4 category with the poem, 'Magnificent Match Makers!'.

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