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History lessons too focussed on men fighting.

History lessons too focussed on men fighting.

History lessons are too focussed on men fighting on the battlefields while women are “pushed to the side”, campaigners have said, as they launch a new project to teach children about female pioneers.

Ahead of the centenary commemoration of the end of World War One, the initiative - titled Trailblazers - will encourage schools to tell the stories of inspirational women who contributed to the war effort.

Virginia Crompton, chief executive of the Big Ideas Company which will launch the project this week, said that teachers tend to concentrate on telling pupils about the “heroic” tales of men on the battlefields.

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