Pupils will look at an event that took place at Blue Coat School in 1808 when over a hundred pupils ran away. They will consider the role of young people in strikes and protests in Liverpool’s history and
consider how they can be empowered to make their opinions and voices heard.

Core activity: 1 x 1 hour session
Extension activity: 2 x 1 hour session

Aims and Outcomes

  • Pupils will have learned about the history of Liverpool and events that took place in the past.
  • Pupils will have learned about the Human Rights Act

Teaching Resources

Project 07 Blue Coat School on strike


Core Materials

Blue Coat School Rules and UN Rights of the Child

Class Charter BCS Rules

Class Charter Rights of Child

Class Charter Worksheet

Extension Materials


George Harris

Grantchester Potteries

Larissa Sansour

Persuasive Writing worksheet

Roderick Bisson

Unknown Artist

Placards and Signs

Susan Fitch

Julia Carter Preston

Edward Carter Preston