Year 9 Holocaust Trip

On Thursday morning a group of 48 Year 9 pupils had a very early start to travel up to the Beth Shalom Holocaust Memorial Centre in Newark. The group had an introductory talk and video and then split into three groups to visit the Memorial Gardens, the Holocaust exhibition and to undertake a workshop on making choices on how to treat others. After a quick lunch pupils reconvened in the auditorium to hear Mala Tribich speak about her experiences as a child under Hitler’s rule in Germany in the 1930s, her time in the ghetto, the nightmare of being in Bergen Belsen and her liberation. Our pupils asked some excellent and thoughtful questions and came away with a powerful message against prejudice and discrimination.