Global Citizens - Make an Impact!
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 very 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 subject matter including 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 pound redevelopment programme to mark the bicentenary of the Abolition of the British Transatlantic Slave Trade.
Heritage Learning team designed "Access Wilberforce" a comprehensive learning package based around key themes explored within the galleries at Wilberforce House Museum. This learning package aims to support the study of the life and work of William Wilberforce, the abolition movement, the British Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and African culture.
Access Wilberforce Phase 2
The 'Access Wilberforce' project has continued to develop, offering new Citizenship learning programmes that provide a unique opportunity to bring the abolitionists campaign up to date through the investigation of modern day slavery, human rights issues, effective campaigning and legacies of the transatlantic slave trade. This learning journey 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 Learning Journey!