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Students' workshop explores slave trade 3 July 2007

SIXTY students from Marown Primary School and Castle Rushen High School took part in a theatre-workshop project in the Cathedral, Peel, last Friday.

The Church Mission Society and the Big Intent Theatre Company visited the Island to allow students from both primary and secondary schools to take part in workshops.

The project marked the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade and gave children the opportunity to explore what freedom means today.

The project is being taken all over the British Isles during 2007 and students from cathedral cities including York, Manchester and Bristol will have the chance to take part in the production.

The students spent all day working on the production, which was presented to members of the public last Friday evening.

Professional actors worked alongside the students to tell the story of ‘Susannah’, a woman from Sierra Leone who lived through the abolition of the slave trade.

Through drama, song and dance, the students retold some of the major historical events that have shaped the modern era.

Laura Williams, subject team leader in history at Castle Rushen High School, was very impressed by how hard the students worked to ensure a professional performance. She said:

'All the students were fantastic. I would like to thank both CMS and Big Intent for coming over to the Island and I would also like to thank Ian Davies, Vicar of Marown and Diocesan education contact, for organising the day. I know that all the students from CRHS really enjoyed themselves and experienced something completely different and exciting. It was a very worthwhile and valuable experience for us all.'

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