CARGO Movement: Background

CARGO Movement is a creative collective developing digital heritage resources for schools and the broader public. These include films, immersive exhibition design and the “CARGO Classroom” education tools. Its founders have long been dedicated to broadening Bristol’s understanding of its History in relation to the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its living legacy, which continues to shape the lives of Bristolians today. CARGO is a producer of films and interactive online content of exceptional quality, which evocatively celebrate the resilience and visionary leadership of black individuals who catalysed change and moved society forward. CARGO puts forward those missing narratives from our past and inspires the public to visualise a future full of pride and possibility.

Growth Beyond Constraint

In this moment there is exceptional attention on the lived experiences of black individuals in Britain, upon the systematic racism within British institutions, and upon the glaring omissions within the British curriculum. CARGO is delivering the first iteration of CARGO Classroom: a set of 15 History lesson plans for Key Stage 3, which consist of downloadable content for teachers and interactive online features. These resources are innovative in their broadening of perspectives on History, and in their format which combines spoken word with audiovisual resources evocatively to bring history to life and inspire creative participation from learners.

CARGO Classroom: partnerships

CARGO Classroom is being delivered in partnership with One Bristol Curriculum. Its first iteration is currently funded by Arts Council England. CARGO is inviting additional partnerships which enable CARGO Classroom to extend its offer for other educational contexts.

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