Britain Starts With The Kids

Beginning next month, slavery and the abolition of the trade will be a mandatory part of the history curriculum for secondary school pupils in Great Britain. Campaigners believe that educating kids about the slave trade will help better equip them to understand and eventually combat modern-day slavery.

The move is applauded by Anti-Slavery International who think it important that students learn about Britain’s role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Director Aidan McQuade says it “will help students better understand modern slavery and will hopefully inspire a new generation of abolitionists to take up the fight to stamp out slavery in all its forms.”

More from The Press Association and The Guardian Online.

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