Holocaust victims remembered by schoolchildren

Malvern Gazette: Students from Nunnery Wood High School with Darius Jackson from the Centre for Holocaust Education. The students have been learning about the Holocaust. Picture by John Anyon. 0514510902 Students from Nunnery Wood High School with Darius Jackson from the Centre for Holocaust Education. The students have been learning about the Holocaust. Picture by John Anyon. 0514510902

PUPILS at a Worcester school have enjoyed learning from a historian as part of a Holocaust memorial day.

Darius Jackson from London University's department for Education visited Nunnery Wood High School to discuss the Holocaust.

Bee Speechley, a history teacher at the Spetchley Road school, said: "We wanted to acknowledge the day and develop the social, moral and cultural side to the curriculum.

"Assemblies were delivered to all year groups some by the management of the school and some by the students themselves.

"Darius Jackson came in and led sessions with GCSE history students.

"It was focused on the Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

"The students really enjoyed it.

"At lunchtime he led a session for all year groups looking at interpretations of Anne Frank which was so interesting and useful.

"To have a real historian come in was quite exciting for the students."

Holocaust Memorial day takes place on January 27 every year and aims to encourage people to reflect on the lessons of history.

As part of the day, pupils were invited to write in a condolence book with their thoughts and reflections on the Holocaust.

Miss Speechley said: "Some wrote questions, some poems or tributes to the victims of the Holocaust.

"It's quite amazing what some of them wrote."

The visit took place on Friday, January 31.

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