During a recent Field Day, Mrs Beresford-Miller and Mr Murphy ran a day of Holocaust Education for some Third Year students.
Students were challenged to learn about the specific events of the holocaust in one country and to present to the group on their chosen country.
Mrs Beresford-Miller and Mr Murphy were hugely impressed with the commitment shown by this small group of boys on the day. They commented that students immersed themselves in research, especially focusing on the human stories, and their presentations in front of an audience and without using technology were incredibly well put together and moving.
One of the boys involved, Jamie Bailey commented: “I think the day was thought-provoking and really opened my eyes to things that I was previously oblivious to.”
Whilst Michael Willis comments: “I discovered that the Holocaust had a large impact in Lithuania, which I had never learned about before. People our age don’t necessarily associate the Holocaust with the countries who were most affected”
It’s so important for young people to learn from the testimonies of Holocaust survivors and to consider the impact of genocide on a country. The students involved should be very proud of the excellent quality of the work produced.
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