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OF Recognised For His Work For The Blue Plaque Society

On 6th February Mr Helliwell  attended, along with 400 others, an event at the Guildhall, to commemorate the centenary of women first getting the vote in the UK. As part of the event, a blue plaque dedicated to Dame Millicent Fawcett, a leading suffragist, lifelong campaigner for women’s education and equal citizenship, and co-founder of Newnham College, was unveiled. In a listener vote on the Radio 4 Today programme, Millicent Fawcett was voted the most influential woman of the past 100 years.

Another reason for attending the event was to support Christopher Teo, a former pupil who left in 2016 and is now at The Perse Upper. Christopher built a website and App for the Cambridge Blue Plaque Society, so that people can locate the blue plaques and find out more about the historical buildings and famous people which the blue plaques commemorate. At the event he Chairman of the Blue Plaque Society and Mayor of Cambridge thanked Christopher for his valuable work and presented him with a certificate of thanks. The address of the website is www.cambridgeblueplaques.org.uk. Christopher built the App and website whilst he was at St Faith’s, with help from Jamie Mitchell (Head of Computing). The Blue Plaque Society have invited Christopher to continue to work with them. Very well done to Christopher!

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