Ysgol Stanwell School

Archer Road, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 2XL

Holocaust Memorial Day

Posted on: Thursday 28th January 2016

This week the pupils at Stanwell have been remembering the people who lost their lives under the Nazi persecution of the Jews in the 1940s. A group of Sixth form and Year 8 pupils organised an information table filled with personal stories about the Holocaust and other genocides that have taken place around the world and pupils were able to read this information, find out more and write their own messages of condolence, understanding and awareness of these horrors. Year 7 pupils also attended an assembly in which they learnt about the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and the work they do raise awareness of the day and keep the memory of those who suffered alive.
Some examples of messages from pupils included:
‘It is extremely important that we remember those who suffered under the Nazis. This was to ensure that these horrors won’t be repeated.’
‘I think we should always remember what happened to those innocent people. We should never allow ourselves to hate in that way.’
‘I remember going to a concentration camp and not being able to understand how such horrendous actions took place. We must not let something like this happen again.’

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