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Burnt Mill Academy: A trip to London helped students put their studies into perspective.

Burnt Mill Academy / Fri 27th Jan 2023 at 08:06am


YEAR 10 students from Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow, visited Whitechapel as part of their history lessons.

They took a tour of East London’s history dating back to the early 19th Century and had lunch at The Worshipful Company of Baker’s Hall, a livery first referenced in the early 12th Century.


The trip expanded on students’ work around crime and punishment, with the Whitechapel murders a case study they focused on.

Amy Collins, head of history and citizenship lead, said: “Our Whitechapel trip was a bit special. This was an opportunity many of our students will never have again, with the hall being closed to the public for livery matters.

“It was so rewarding to see the awe in their faces.

“Students discussed where the victims of the Ripper murders had fallen, what their life had been like and why the police force at the time were unable to catch him in the absence of later developments, such as radio communication and DNA fingerprinting.

They also discussed the lives of the women and what a struggle it was to live during these times.”

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