Once the animation was completed we had to think about how it could be utilised in an educational setting.  We widened out from our animation creative group to incorporate the wider sixth form at Broadgreen International School and also incorporate our second focus group from Academy St Francis of Assisi.  Together the groups thought carefully about the messages they wanted to get across about racism and its impact and developed, tried and tested educational tasks that culminated in a powerful resource that uses real life experiences of our Continuing the Journey contributors to impart knowledge and understanding.

And here’s what our young people thought about the process and the result –

The only way we learn from history is by understanding what happened in the past and looking to the future to prevent it

The project has been a great experience and I really appreciate it when people try to change the world that we live in for the better

Racism is an ongoing issue that is not just as ‘simple’ as verbal attacks

Animation and audios … draw attention to people’s personal experiences. They allow us to empathise and reflect. They get people thinking.

Kindly funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, Liverpool One Foundation, Community Foundation for Merseyside