R16 History Trip to the American Museum, Bath
R16 pupils travelled to Bath for a highly informative trip to The American Museum. The students saw exhibits on the history of slavery in America and related this to their study of the Jim Crow Laws and discrimination towards black people in 20th century America.
After we had watched a fascinating film on The Civil Rights Movement, the students were invited to use their research and analysis skills to work in groups on a wide variety of source material, including government papers, witness testimony, newspapers and photographs on the topics of Black Power, the 1963 Birmingham March, the Freedom Rides and education.
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. Thank you to my colleagues, Mrs Gordon-Smith and Mr Taylor, for their support during the trip. R16 can be commended on their exemplary behaviour and attentive approach throughout the day.
Mr J. Neville
26 April 2017
Senior School News