Our Year 8 Transition students had an interesting insight into the slave trade at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool.
During their visit, they discovered more about the history of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, contemporary slavery and human rights.
Miss Hancock, Acting Transition Curriculum Area Manager, said the museum’s tour guide Danny made them feel welcome and spent time showing them around.
“He taught the students lots of interesting facts about the Transatlantic Slave Trade and about the suffering many enslaved Africans had to go through. The students also learnt that sadly, slavery still exists today in modern society.
“The children really benefited from the visit to the museum and enjoyed spending social time together out of school, as well as learning. It was a great day! Hopefully, this visit will inspire them with their work in future History and English lessons.”
Students also had lots of feedback about the day.
Shakiyna Bell said: “It was amazing! I enjoyed seeing the real chains that enslaved Africans were forced to wear. It made me feel a bit sad because there were some videos of people who had been through a horrible time.”
Jayd’n Hunt-Alveranga said: “My favourite thing was reading some diary entries of the enslaved Africans. It was sad seeing how they had to lay out with so many others on the boat. Some were hanging off the boat.”
Zahid Saleem said: “When we went to the slavery museum, it was fun going there on a coach. In the museum, it was good having a tour around. There was lots of information and I liked how the levels had different information on there.”
Fahd Hilal said: “It was really interesting to see how people communicated over a long distance by using a drum. We are very lucky to have phones now.”
Nor Alenizi said: “The building was big and beautiful. We heard a talk about slavery and seeing the shackles the slaves had to wear made me feel sad.”