In November, Hope Corner School spent a week learning about the history of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Students learnt about the culture of West Africa before the slave trade and a visitor, John, came to teach us about the Ivory Coast.
We learnt about the awful conditions on the slave ships, and students completed some wonderful creative writing by thinking about what it might be like to live in those conditions. Research was done on different people who were involved freeing slaves and the abolition of slavery, and students learnt about how this history has had a lasting effect on the world today.
At the end of the week, we took a trip to Liverpool’s International Slavery Museum, where students found out more information and were able to look at displays to learn about slavery. We also walked into Liverpool to do a photography competition, where students had to take photos of buildings that had links with the slave trade in the city. Thank you to everyone who was involved in making the week a fantastic and immersive experience for our students.