Sixth formers Abbie Guscott and Kieran Hurwood, made sure Holocaust Memorial Day was brought to the forefront of the school community this week with a presentation based on their experiences when they visited Auschwitz last November.
Abbie and Kieran visited the concentration camp last year as part of a scheme called ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’ run by the ‘Holocaust Educational Trust’. Abbie spoke movingly about the personal belongings that were confiscated from those who arrived at the camp, and how the Nazis attempted to ‘dehumanise’ those who were taken there. Kieran highlighted the need to be vigilant against the rise of anti-Semitism, and that we all had a shared ‘mission’ to ensure that we challenged it.
In total, nearly 750 students from the school heard the two sixth formers speak about the visit. Mr Artingstoll, Assistant Head Teacher, praised the two students for their commitment and professionalism in preparing their talk.