In history, Y8 have been studying The Transatlantic Slave Trade, and we were lucky enough to be able to visit the Slavery Museum in Liverpool to learn more about this topic. When we arrived at the museum, we met the two guides who were taking us around the exhibits. It was very interesting to see all the exhibits, such as the Legacy Gallery, which highlighted the continuing fight for freedom and equality; the contemporary impact of transatlantic slavery, such as racism and discrimination; and the achievements of the African Diaspora. After the guided tour, we went on to complete the booklets we were given and had an opportunity to go around the museum on our own. After a short stop for lunch, we went back to the museum to take part in the workshop, which talked about the struggles that the enslaved people faced, and how they were treated. We also learnt about what part England played in the slave trade, and how Liverpool played a part in it. Overall, the trip was very interesting and informative, and we learnt a lot about the Slave Trade! Thank you for the History department for organising the trip!
Written by Aamira M, Y8
AGGS MEDIA TEAM