In late June, year 8 went to the Museum of London Docklands. We had previously learnt about slavery's connection to the Industrial Revolution in our history lessons, but visiting the site where it occurred and learning about it in detail was extremely immersive. We reflected on the personal accounts they published, which were catalysts for the abolition of slavery. Disturbingly, we also discovered that the Abolition of Slavery Act (1833) did not mark the end of slavery in the British Empire, as many plantation owners forced the freed slaves into labour as indentured workers. This trip was extremely rewarding, allowing us to contemplate slavery's impact in the 19th century and beyond.
Lilly, year 8View gallery