Sixth Form - Lessons from Auschwitz

Every year two 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; last year's students, Poppy O'Neil and Karamjot Jaswal, arranged for Holocaust survivor Freddie Knoller to visit the College and speak about his memories.  This year our ambassadors are Rosian Moore and Georgia Urquhart, who completed their visit to Poland in March, and are now planning their project.