Courage to Care

Courage to Care

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Last Wednesday, students in Year 10 Modern History and students from Years 11 and 12 had the opportunity to hear stories of survival and bravery from the holocaust. The presenters included two people who had experienced the impact first hand, including being held as hostages and travelling on a train to an extermination camp. While the evidence and material provided was compelling in itself, the real-life experiences of survivors made it so much more personal and emotional for the students.

World War II is studied as part of the History curriculum in Year 10 and Modern History includes units such as ‘The Rise of the Nazi Party’ and ‘Power at What Cost’. Perhaps one of the most compelling messages to come from the presentation was a reiteration of Edmund Burke’s words: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”.

Students were fully engaged and became so much more aware of this time in history.

Mrs Tina Cox, Head of English and Senior Humanities