Kirkham Grammar School

Independent Co-Educational Day and Boarding School

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International Slavery Museum

Last week, Kirkham Grammar School Third Year pupils visited the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool as part of their history studies. After the coach journey the pupils stretched their legs and walked down to the Waterfront and learnt about the history of the city and the geographical setting of this great port. The pupils visited the gallery of the museum where they learnt about the transatlantic slave trade and its legacy on the city. They also attended a handling session with museum staff where they handled artefacts and learnt about the horrors and experiences of the trade. It was certainly a moving visit and all agreed that it is virtually impossible to imagine the sort of memories and visions that may have haunted each and every enslaved African, from the moment they were seized in their homelands to the moment that they were marched in shackles towards the Atlantic coast and a life enslaved in the plantations of America.