R15 History Trip to The American Museum, Bath
R15 pupils travelled to Bath for an informative day at The American Museum. Upon arrival we entered an historically accurate tavern at the time of the American Civil War. There we discussed how the history of slavery played an important part in the deplorable Jim Crow Laws in place at the beginning of the period we are studying in class.
After we had watched a fascinating film on the Civil Rights Movement and had a group discussion, we walked through the stunning grounds of the main manor house to the converted stable block. Here the students used their research and analysis skills on a wide variety of source material, including government papers, witness testimony, newspapers, audio recordings and photographs pertaining to major civil rights events in the 20th century.
A most enjoyable visit drew to a close with lunch in the picnic area. All agreed that the trip greatly enhanced the pupils’ understanding of the Civil Rights Movement. Thanks to Mrs Hart and Mr Taylor who accompanied us on the day. R15 deserve to be complimented on their exemplary behaviour and attentive approach throughout the day.
Mr J. Neville
4 April 2014
Senior School News