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2023 Year 5 Commended
Fairness & Equality for The Matchgirls
by Zaynah

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On 1st July 2023, a new musical composition was premiered at the Great Hall of the Peoples Palace at Queen Mary University in Mile End, to commemorate the 135th anniversary of the Matchgirls Strike of 1888. 

The Matchgirls Memorial ran a schools poetry competition to celebrate the event. 

Judges were Tanya Landman, Author, Dr Anna Robinson, Senior Lecturer UEL & Poet, Chris Searle, Retired Teacher, Author and Poet.

Zaynah from the Osmani Primary School was commended for their poem and their art work with the poem, ‘Fairness & Equality for The Matchgirls’.

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