Holocaust Memorial Day 2018

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On Friday 26th January, Brockington College commemorated Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 through a variety of events, reflecting this year’s theme ‘the power of words.’

  • Tutor groups throughout the week have created luggage tags (reminiscent of those tags used to label children on the kindergarten transport – 10,000 children evacuated from Germany to Britain in 1938) with words of reflection. These were included in a HMD day in the courtyard of the school. Pupils, staff members and visitors have been visiting the display throughout the day reflecting the stories of 25 individuals
  • All pupils and teaching staff have been watching Jewish survivor testimonials at the end of each lesson, from survivors who were children during the Holocaust. Year 9 pupils took part in a live testimonial webcast from the Holocaust Educational Trust, hearing the story of Janine Webber BEM and her journey of escape and hiding in occupied Poland.
  • Year 9 pupils have been given the opportunity to take part in workshops ran by Holocaust educator Mary Mihovilovic from the Holocaust Educational Trust, on choices, reading the lives of Jewish communities and families throughout Europe in the 1930’s and memory and the importance of reflection.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 has given staff, pupils and parents of Brockington College a chance to reflect and consider the events of the Holocaust and how the power of words can affect and influence those around us.

Photos from the day can be found here.