The unmarked grave of the Prime Minister responsible for outlawing slavery now has a dedicated plaque thanks to St Peter's pupils.
Year Six had been visiting the church when they discovered that Lord Grenville was buried there. Lord William Greville piloted the Slave TRade Abolition Bill through parliament in 1807. The children asked Rev's Janet to show them the grave and were horrified to learn that it had been covered in concrete during construction work in the 20th century. This began a pupil led campaign to have the grave ,arked appropriately.
The children were attending a virtual tour of the Houses of Parliament as part of their PSHE lessons. They took this opportunity to petition their local MP to support their cause and Joy Morrisey agreed to take their letters and support them in installing a more suitable plaque.
The children designed their own plaque, which was blessed by the Bishop of Buckingham, Dr Alan Wilson and laid on the site of the grave during a special service.
We are incredibly proud that the children showed such confidence in fighting an injustice.