Global Citizens - Make an Impact!

The Campaign! Make an Impact Project

The British Library and Heritage Learning developed Campaign! Make an Impact an innovative citizenship project, in which students from three different schools changed their lives through engagement with collections from the British Library, Hull Museums and Harewood House.


Year 9 pupils studied the 1807 campaign to abolish the British Transatlantic Slave Trade and then used their new-found skills and knowledge to plan and run creative campaigns about issues that affect them today. In subsequent projects, pupils explored diversity, racism, discrimination and human rights. 

(Campaign! Make An Impact is mentioned in the DCMS report Inspiration, Identity and Learning. Click on the link at the bottom of this page to read it.)


Access Wilberforce Phase 1

 In 2007 Wilberforce House Museum re-opened to the public after a 1.6 million redevelopment programme to mark the bicentenary of the Abolition of the British Transatlantic Slave Trade. The Heritage Learning team designed 'Access Wilberforce', a learning package based around key themes explored within the galleries at Wilberforce House Museum: the life and work of William Wilberforce, the abolition movement, the British Transatlantic Slave Trade and African culture. 


Access Wilberforce Phase 2

The 'Access Wilberforce' project has continued to develop, offering new Citizenship learning programmes which link the abolition campaign with modern day slavery and human rights issues. This resource forms part of that new learning package.


To find out more about the new Citizenship Learning Programme see the Citizenship Sessions at Wilberforce House section of this resource!

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