Upper Schoolroom students and staff had a really interesting trip to the National Holocaust museum, Beth Shalom, on Monday. There was plenty of time to reflect in the gardens which are full of sculpture and other memorials to the victims. The museum area was also very informative. However the highlight of the day was the talk by Iby Knill, a survivor of Auschwitz. The trip is being followed up by work in the PRE and History departments.
The National Holocaust Museum promotes an understanding of the roots of discrimination and prejudice. As well as the development of ethical values, leading to a greater understanding within society. Beth Shalom uses the history of genocide as a model of how society can break dow. Furthermore it emphasises how current and future generations must carefully examine and learn from these tragedies.
To find out more please visit https://www.holocaust.org.uk/what-we-do