The Incredible Story of James Clarke

Lesson: Topic

Class: Year 2 Year: 2022 - 2023

We were very luck to have Mr Clarke come into school to tell us the story of his great grandfather James Clarke. James Clarke originally came from British Guiana (now Guyana) and aged 14, stowed away on a ship bound for Liverpool. He was a heroic man who has as a street named after him and an exhibition in the Museum of Liverpool. We enjoyed learning about his life and taking part in some traditional Calypso dancing!


A big “Thank you” to Mr Clarke for giving up his time to come into school.

St Mary's Birchley Catholic Primary School

Birchley Road, Billinge, Nr Wigan,

Lancashire WN5 7QJ

Main Contact: Mrs Janet Ollerton

SENDCO Contact: Mrs Andrea Hymers

Tel: 01744 678610