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20th Century School Prize Medal for King Edward VI School/Dora G Cope

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1979N5
Collection:Coins & Medals
Date:1922 - 1922

Maker Information

Maker:Allen & Moore - View history


The first headmistress for King Edward's VI School for Girls was appointed in the summer of 1883 and the first entrance examination for pupils was in July of that year, with 150 girls chosen to start in the autumn term. In the early part of the following century, and particularly after the appointment of Miss Jaques in 1917, gymnastics began to feature more prominently in the school curriculum. By the 1920's an annual gymnastics competition had been organised between the various forms in the school.
This medal, awarded to Dora G Cope was for achievement in gymnastics and commemorates the foundation of the original King Edward's Free Grammar School in 1552.

Presented by Mrs Anne Hull Grundy.

Further Information

Reign:King George V
Production Period:20th century
Material(s):Copper alloy
Place of Origin:Birmingham, England

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Diameter:57 mm