A Journey Into The Unknown

Posted on: 24/01/2017

On Monday January 23rd, Year 10 and Year 11 pupils had the unique opportunity to hear the story of Holocaust survivor, Eva Hamilton. Organised by Mrs Sparrow, this was ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day on Friday, 27th January 2017. 

Over the past couple of years, pupils have had the opportunity to visit Auschwitz and Krakow which has enabled more pupils to gain an understanding of the events leading up to the Holocaust.  We were delighted to welcome Eva into the Humanities department today to discuss the events that happened in her life and to her family.  It was a really insightful experience for our pupils to hear her story and add this personal account to their learning. 

At the end of Eva's presentation Mrs Sparrow asked Eva, "How has the experience affected your life?", Eva responded, "I realise how unexpected life can be," and, "I never take anything for granted." 

At the end of the presentation , the whole class congregated outside around our 'Tree of Remembrance' to place shoes, spectacles or children's toys to represent those who perished.  Eva and Annie tied the first shoe on the tree and the last shoe will be tied onto the tree by Tracey Amos and the Bishop of Plymouth on Friday, Holocaust Memorial Day. 

Link to Eva Hamilton book: https://goo.gl/P2z1Tl 


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