West Craven pupils study human rights and slavery

West Craven High School pupils on a trip to Liverpool Docks to learn about the abolition of slavery
West Craven High School pupils on a trip to Liverpool Docks to learn about the abolition of slavery

Pupils at West Craven High School had a moving and informative day in Liverpool.

A group of Year 9 children visited the International Slavery Museum in the city’s Albert Dock, only yards away from the dry docks where 18th century slave trading ships were repaired and fitted out.

The trip was part of ongoing classroom work on human rights and modern day slavery.

Ms Julie Grimshaw, Assistant Head Teacher, said: “Everyone had a very eye-opening day – the gallery and exhibits really helped to bring our history to life, whilst encouraging students to think about slavery in our modern world.”