Sugar plantation - enslaved children at work while the planters' children play.
(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
This case study illustrates the drama work undertaken by pupils at David Livingstone Memorial Primary School, Blantyre, and Shawlands Primary School, Glasgow, and by young people from Pollokshaws Boys Brigade, Glasgow. It includes scripts.


Before any drama work could begin, the pupils needed to learn about the slave trade. They discussed the topic of slavery (and the issues that surrounded it) with their class teacher or group leader.

They then learnt various drama techniques which helped them to explore their ideas about the slave trade. The pupils had four workshops. Each workshop began with a warm-up followed by a discussion to set the scene.

For information about the slave trade, go to Scotland and the Slave Trade and Resources.

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