Don’t be content in your life just to do no wrong, be prepared every day to try and do some good.Sir Nicholas Winton, who rescued 669 children from Nazi-occupied Europe
Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 took place on Monday 27th January. To mark the occasion the History department led whole school assemblies to focus on the theme Stand Together which underpinned the national commemoration of the day. Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz – this is a significant milestone and is made particularly poignant by the dwindling number of survivors who are able to share their testimony. It also marked the 25th anniversary of the Genocide in Bosnia.
Students explored the theme Stand Together by thinking about the ways in which we, as a school community, can stand together and challenge racism, hate, intolerance and persecution. In keeping with our gospel values and our whole school mission statement students were invited to create a visual display 75 Memorial Flames during form time. Our efforts will be collated together and our entry will be submitted to the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust as part of our ongoing work teaching the Holocaust in school.
The History department works in collaboration with the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and University College London to teach the Holocaust in a sensitive and meaningful way, and students in Year 8 will soon commence their study of this significant historical event.