Sixth Form - Lessons from Auschwitz

Every year Year 12 students have the opportunity to take part in Lessons from Auschwitz, a project run by the Holocaust Educational Trust.  The programme begins with a preliminary seminar with students from a range of other schools to discuss existing knowledge and expectations, and begin to consider the many issues involved in analysing and learning from the Holocaust.  Students then take part in a one-day trip to Poland, to visit the Auschwitz death camp for themselves.  Upon their return, they attend a plenary seminar, which gives them the chance to reflect on what they have seen and begin to plan a follow-up project.  This project, which is based on their reactions to what they have seen and learned, can take many forms; including arranging for a Holocaust survivor to visit the College and speak about their memories.