Holocaust Memorial Day
From the 23rd to 27th January our Head of History, Mrs McNulty, led us in a week of thought-provoking and challenging assemblies. Students and staff have been contemplating themes of peace, justice and the ability to get on with those from different religions, races or cultures.
On Memorial Day our staff lit small candles and placed them on the altar.
Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year. It’s a time for everyone to pause to remember the millions of people who have been murdered or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. On HMD we can honour the survivors of these regimes and challenge ourselves to use the lessons of their experience to inform our lives today. 27 January marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.