Slavery – outlawed but not abolished

Year sevens were given an insight into the horrors of the slave trade when they visited Liverpool’s Albert Docks museums.

The students were taken on tours of Merseyside’s slavery and maritime museums where they also took in an exhibition telling the story of the Titanic and took the opportunity to dress in period clothes.

They studied the cross-Atlantic slave trade from its origins in Africa to the cruelties of the New World and also looked at modern day slavery in India and closer to home.

Teacher Mr Jeal, who accompanied the excursions said: “This is a powerful way of getting across the message about the evils of slavery. Some of the pupils and staff were visibly moved.

“The Titanic exhibition was poignant. It give a close up focus on the dreadful events that led to the ship’s sinking.”