Thursday, 2 June 2016

We're In The Paper

Our Year 6 pupils are currently studying a topic based on slavery. In timely fashion, this has been featured at the Chelsea Flower Show this year.

Look carefully amongst the prize winning gardens and you will see one where oak doors open a path to freedom from within iron railings. Juliet Sargeant’s garden design is a celebration of Parliament passing the Modern Slavery Act in 2015.

The bright doors represent ordinary streets, but inside a dark centre evokes the hidden reality of what goes on within. Hope is symbolised in an English oak, referencing the tree under which William Wilberforce dedicated his life to ending slavery in the 1800s.

Juliet will be visiting our Y6 pupils later this month to discuss the theme of her garden and the topic of slavery.

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