Children visit Jubilee Square to #BeMoreBarbara

Published Monday 6 December 2021 at 11:48

Children at schools across Blackburn with Darwen are taking part in a ‘passport’ project to learn more about what renowned local MP Barbara Castle achieved during her lifetime.

With the Equal Pay Act, seatbelt introduction and the speed limit being just a few of her big wins, the brilliant Baroness – who was recently unveiled as a beautiful bronze in Jubilee Square – is a source of inspiration to the next generation.

Barbara Castle can be seen striding purposefully through Jubilee Square, with the Equal Pay Act proudly in her hand – always fighting for what she believed in.

Read more about the unveiling here:

A new initiative has been launched, led by Blackburn Children’s University, asking pupils across the borough what it means to them to #BeMoreBarbara.

The young people are being encouraged to write an information sheet about Barbara, covering who she is and what she achieved.

The children have also been able to take selfies with her statue, and as you can see, the results are pretty heart-warming! Children from Year 2 at St Michael and St John CE Primary School Blackburn visited Barbara last month:

BCU BC outing

Barbara selfie

Child taking BC selfie

girls selfie BC

If you’re passing Jubilee Square, why not take a selfie and share it on social media using the hashtag #BeMoreBarbara.


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