Year Five attended an online workshop with the National Archive on Monday. They learnt about the importance of the National Archive storing lots and lots of interesting sources of evidence of the past. The children explored the question ‘How much can documents reveal about the lives of Black people in Victorian Britain?’ The children used a range of different sources, including census records and photographs, to learn about the diverse lives of four Black individuals who lived in Britain in the Victorian era. They investigated what documents can tell us about their lives, but they also reflected on the questions that are left unanswered. During the session Year Five considered migration and diversity during the Victorian times. The workshop was really engaging, and the children posed many interesting questions. We look forward to exploring the Black Londoners 1800 – 1900 Map.