Holocaust Memorial Day 2023

This year we are marking and observing Holocaust Memorial Day on Friday 27th January. We are providing links and access to several resources from this highly effective website to encourage students and their families to reflect on the events but also stories of hope and reconciliation which arose in those dark days of the Second World War and genocides in the 20th century.

As a school, teachers in lessons across our curriculum will be delivering a reflection slide which has a particular subject focus for example PE with a focus on how Sport has helped reconcile and rebuild communities after the genocide in Rwanda, and Art with a focus on how Holocaust survivors expressed their feelings and thoughts through the medium of Art. We have had assemblies and tutor activities prepared and delivered by the World Studies team. 6th form students will hold a service at the front of school lighting candles in memory of those who have suffered or been killed during genocides past and present.

Maybe tonight you and your family could also light a candle and reflect or even look online for some of the stories and testimonies from survivors. For example https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-64385677 on the BBC.