The British Empire and Slavery History Projects

2 days /1 nights

From only £107pp

Overview

2 days /1 nights From only £107pp

The British Empire was arguably the first global empire, and with it came aggressive capitalism, free trade and enforced labour. This tour gives students the chance to investigate the history of transatlantic slavery and the campaign to abolish it.

Curriculum focus

  • The British Empire Workshop is a 2hr session that links nicely to the KS3 syllabus (QCA’s unit 14: The British Empire how was it that, by 1900, Britain controlled nearly a quarter of the world).
  • The National Maritime Museum runs a selection of educational sessions for KS3 each week. We will be happy to fit a session into your programme if available.
  • This tour supports the Edexcel AS level: The British Empire Challenged.

What's included in the trip?

  • Executive coach travel
  • Use of the coach during the tour
  • Return ferry crossing via Dover / Calais
  • Accommodation on a B&B basis
  • Multi-bedded rooms for students
  • Single/twin rooms for leaders
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:10 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Travel to London. Visit the Museum of London Docklands to explore the Capital’s involvement in the slave trade. Dinner at the famous planet Hollywood then check into your accommodation.

  • Day 2

    Morning visit to the National Maritime Museum in historical Greenwich, followed by a boat trip back into London (optional London Eye flight). return to school.

Accommodation

Enhance your trip

  • The Shard was designed by Master Architect Renzo Piano. It has become the tallest building in Western Europe at a height of 1016ft.
  • The Tower of London is draped in history, first established by William the Conqueror and dating back to 1066. It has been the home of the Crown Jewels since the 1100’s. The Tower of London is now a World Heritage Site and one of London’s major tourist must see attractions.