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Drake Statue Interpretation Panel and Schools’ Programme

Our Projects - Tavistock Guildhall

Tavistock Heritage Trust was awarded a grant by Historic England to use Sir Francis Drake’s statue in Tavistock as an educational tool and catalyst for change via a school’s programme and community engagement project around the Black Lives Matter protests.


The project involved the creation and installation of an interpretation panel near the statue of Sir Francis Drake in Plymouth Road together with the development of an 8 lesson schools’ learning programme aimed at Key Stage 3 History and Citizenship programmes.  The schools’ programme featured the story of Sir Francis Drake: the history of Britain’s transatlantic slave trade, its effects and eventual abolition and the issues surrounding modern-day slavery.  

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