The sun was shining for Year 8 on their History and Art trip to Liverpool.
They first visited the Docks area, finding out about the importance of the port of Liverpool and the 50 docks built to take advantage of the tidal Mersey estuary.
They worked their brains against the clock with a quiz around the Docks exhibit and were able to apply the classroom based knowledge of the industrial revolution.
They then visited the International Slavery Museum with a guided tour of the gallery. It was a sobering and important time to reflect on the dark side of Britain’s history and the role of the trans-Atlantic slave trade in Liverpool’s and England’s wealth.
After lunch on the Albert Dock, pupils then walked up to the Walker Art Gallery to view the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition.
They have been studying his pencil drawings and drew some of their own sketches.
They then toured the gallery looking at Lowry, Monet, Stubbs and some historical paintings. Year 8 were absolutely fantastic on the visit, attentive and considerate to each other and to members of the public. Well done.