A enjoyable day in Liverpool helps to bring classwork to life.
day On Thursday 12th June, Form 6 paid a visit to the city of Liverpool for a school trip to follow up on work they have done this year on the Slave Trade and World War Two. The first part of the trip was spent at the Pier Master's House on the Albert Dock. This house has been faithfully renovated to look as it would have done during the war years. The pupils enjoyed an excellent tour of the house learning about daily life on the Home Front during the war, including 'make do and mend' and the 'grow your own' initiatives and even finding out what the streets smelt like after a bombing raid!
After a nice lunch on the banks of the Mersey, pupils made the short walk to the Maritime Museum where they learned all about Liverpool's maritime history, including its links with the Transatlantic Slave Trade. After touring the museum, pupils took part in a workshop on life in West Africa; learning all about the cultures and rituals of those who were enslaved by the Slave Traders.
With excellent weather and fabulous surroundings a brilliant day was had by all!