Girls and staff at Kensington Prep School in Fulham paid tribute to suffragette and former pupil, Emily Wilding Davison, who famously collided with the King’s horse, at the 1913 Epsom Derby and died from her injuries, 100 years ago. Philippa Bilton, a descendant of Emily Wilding Davison, gave a special assembly to mark the school’s 140th anniversary Founders Day celebration. All the girls wore the suffragette colours of purple, green and white, and released hundreds of balloons in Emily’s honour.
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Kensington Prep School pioneered women’s education and was the first Girls’ Day School Trust school to open in 1873. The centenary of Emily’s death this year coincides with Kensington Prep School’s and the GDST’s 140th anniversaries.