St Nicholas Church of EnglandPrimary Academy


Welcome toSt Nicholas Church of England Primary Academy




Vocabulary: abolitionist, auction, chattel slavery, colonisation, emancipation, enslavement, indigenous, Maafa, plantation, trading forts, West Indies. 


This project teaches children about Africa past and present and the development of the slave trade. It also explores Britain’s role in the transatlantic slave trade, the causes, and consequences of the European colonisation of Africa and the worldwide communities that make up the African diaspora.

We will start this topic looking at the development of the transatlantic slave trade. We will explore the common traits and motives of leaders and monarchs include accumulating wealth, spreading religious ideologies, and acquiring land, power and status. We will then look at how Britain played a key role in the Maafas involvement, moving on to look at what life was like for enslaved people on plantations.

Introduction of Slavery Explained for Kids

We will then look at black people in Britain in the 20th century and The Race Relations Act of 1965 which was significant because it was the first piece of British legislation that dealt with issues of racism and discrimination.


The act was eventually replaced by the Equality Act 2010, which covers racial discrimination, but also other kinds of intolerance, such as discrimination against gender, disability, sexual orientation or religion.