The Year 8 students got a first-hand experience of understanding what the transatlantic slave trade was about and the impact that it had on the countries that were involved. Students were given access to the Museum’s unique and rare collection of original account books and logs from slave ships, and inventories.

They were also able to examine replica objects linked to the trade and considered how the objects carry history and meaning, in the past and present.

By the end of the day, students came together as a group and discussed their finding and reflected on what they had seen throughout the day.

Ms C Chalmers