Year 9 visited the National Holocaust Centre in Nottinghamshire on Thursday 3rd November. It was a memorable occasion for a variety of reasons.
During the visit they explored the memorial gardens and spent time reflecting on the events of the Holocaust in the museum. They also had the opportunity to place a stone to remember the one and a half million children that were killed during the Holocaust.
As always the most thought provoking part of the visit was when we heard from a Holocaust survivor, on this occasion we were honoured to hear from Arek Hersh, accompanied by his wife. They kindly took a Question and answer session, where our students asked some excellent questions.
This was Mr. Hale’s 21st and final visit (with the school) to the centre, Louise and James offered thanks to Mr. Hale and Arek awarded him with a special recognition for all his support of the centre over the years. Mr. Hale has been integral to all of the visits and in setting up the Upstanding Day, which has now been running for three years and hopefully will continue to do so for many more.
As always our Year 9 were fantastic throughout the day and are a real credit to the school. We look forward to building on what we learnt during the day through our upstanding Day in March next year.
I would also like to thank Mr.Hale, Mr. Kay, Mrs. Dukes, Mrs. Winter, Mr. Saxton, Miss. Robinson and Mr. Ottley for all their help and support during the day, without which the day would not have been able to run as smoothly as it did.