Broadfield School Commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day 2018

Broadfield pupils commemorated Holocaust Memorial Day, which this year was on 27th January, with a series of activities.

They made wreaths, banners, and shields to commemorate this International event. Pupils learnt about the horrors of World War 2 and how groups were persecuted because of their faith, orientation, disability, race or other differences. They learnt about Anne Frank and read parts of her diary and watched films such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Pupils also looked at places where genocide and atrocities still happen today.

Two year 12 pupils from the Further Education College, Hawwaa Butt and Tyler Preece, recently visited Auschwitz with teacher Steve Mills. During a whole school assembly to commemorate the event, Hawwaa described what she saw at Auschwitz and the horrors that happened in the concentration camps. Pupils made luggage tags with their personal details and wrote a message of hope or condolence to the victims. These were placed in a suitcase. The wreaths were also presented. It was a sombre and reflective assembly.


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