Year 9 Historians set sail to Portsmouth

Nov 22, 2013

They attended a workshop about Trans-Atlantic slavery and explored HMS Warrior (1860) – the world’s first iron-hulled, armoured warship powered by steam as well as sail. During the workshop they were able to put their background knowledge of the Slave Trade to good effect when handling artefacts and records from the time. The visit was intended to enrich their studies of ‘The Industrial Revolution’ – Unit 1 of the Year 9 History course – as well as helping develop their analytical skills.Press release 1