As part of their English topic, Year 4 have been looking at stories from different cultures. After studying a book called Henry’s Freedom Box which is based upon an American slave escaping slavery and finding freedom, we decided to measure out his height and the size of the box that he escaped in. By the use of rulers, metre sticks and masking tape, the class worked really well together to understand just how terribly squashed he must have been on his journey which lasted 27 hours. We agreed that it was a small price to pay for his freedom!