Human Rights KS1 – stop 2: St John’s College

At each stop on the walk there will be a story and an activity. Worksheets for children to use during the walk need to be downloaded and printed off at school and brought with you.

Stop 1 | Stop 2 |Stop 3 | Stop 4 |Stop 5 | Stop 6

Story Two:
Thomas Clarkson
(1760–1846) and William Wilberforce (1759–1833)

St Johns College

This stop takes place at St Johns College and explains the life of two former students Thomas Clarkson and William Wilberforce.

Thomas Clarkson entered a writing competition and his research on slavery changed his life. He was shocked by his findings and wrote books and gave speeches educating people about slavery.

William Wilberforce became a member of parliament. He knew got to know Thomas Clarkson and started to campaign to abolish the slave trade. This became his life work and slavery was abolished in his lifetime.

Children will have the opportunity to see and try on a necktie of the time period, as well to design their own anti-slavery logo.


Background information for teachers

Stop 1 | Stop 2 |Stop 3 | Stop 4 |Stop 5 | Stop 6