Year 7A went to the British Library on the 20th of April to explore the rich history of the Magna Carta. The pupils took part in a workshop discussing the creation of the Magna Carta, viewing a replica sarcophagus of King John and examining the 1215 Magna Carta that was written during the time of King John, of which only four exist today.


Pupils were also given the opportunity to view much rarer documents like the English Bill of Rights, of which the British Library has the only copy in the world. Finally, at the end of the workshop pupils discussed the impact of the Magna Carta on other charters such as the US Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the significance of Magna Carta to us today.