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Lawnswood School visits The National Holocaust Centre
A group of 43 Year 9 EPR and History pupils visited the National Holocaust Centre on Wednesday 21st November 2018 to build on their knowledge and understanding of this important topic.
At the start of the visit students received an introduction from one of the experienced educators at the Centre who encouraged them to focus on the role of the individual and the choices they made between 1933 and 1945. Students were then given a specific question to investigate using information from the memorial gardens and exhibition. Finally, students had the unique opportunity to listen to a video recording of a Holocaust survivor, Eva Clarke, whose powerful story further deepened their knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust.
Mr Baker (History Subject Leader), said:
‘The visit gave an opportunity to understand this important topic in depth, building on their studies in EPR and preparing Year 9 for further study of the Twentieth Century and GCSE’
After the visit, a Year 9 pupil explained:
‘This was a really interesting and moving visit. The museum at the Centre brings to life what we have been studying in school. I’m glad I was able to go.’
James Griffiths (Director of Learning) at the National Holocaust Centre, said of the experience:
‘The learning programmes at The National Holocaust Centre encourage students to focus on the importance of the ‘choices’ individuals make. They also teach students about the consequences of not challenging discrimination and propaganda and failing to value diversity.’
The staff at Lawnswood are hoping to follow up this work with an exciting programme involving the Anne Frank Trust in the Spring of 2019. Details to follow soon.
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