Remembering the past. Protecting the future.
On the 16th of June, the History department at Selby High School took over 200 year 8 students to the National Holocaust Centre in Newark. This unique experience allowed students to attend a series of workshops which were designed to explore the history behind such a catastrophic event and reflect on how we can prevent such terrible deeds from occurring again. Students explored a museum of artefacts related to the museum, and also took time to reflect in the memorial garden to remember those who perished. They were also able to listen to the account of Ruth Schwiening who was aboard the Kindertransport as a young Jewish refugee to England during World War II. It was a successful trip that has really brought together our commitment to teaching Holocaust education as a beacon school, and for providing students with a hands-on encounter with the past.