TIGHS’ Anne Frank Ambassadors take a lead in sharing the learning this Holocaust Memorial Day

Tuesday 30 January 2018

Anne Frank Ambassadors at TIGHS have played a lead role in our Holocaust Memorial Day activities.

26 pupils in Year 9 and Year 10 have received training from the Anne Frank Trust to equip them with a deep understanding of the persecution of Jewish people at the time of the Holocaust. Six of these students were appointed as Anne Frank Ambassadors for the school.

These pupils have been sharing what they have learnt with other TIGHS pupils as Holocaust Memorial Day themed activities took place last week. Pupils took part in themed lessons across humanities subjects throughout the week leading up to Holocaust Memorial Day itself on Saturday 27 January.

The school’s Anne Frank Ambassadors helped to launch Holocaust Memorial activities on Friday 19 January, delivering presentations and readings in assemblies to encourage fellow pupils to consider the atrocities of this bleak period in world history.

Pupil Lamees Zabar, who is an Anne Frank Ambassador, commented, “As an Anne Frank Ambassador, I think it’s important we learn about the Holocaust because genocide is something we still see in the world today.  We must remember those who resisted and used their voice to speak out in the past and learn from their example.”

On Friday 26 January TIGHS welcomed the son of a Holocaust survivor. Sammy Neumann worked with Year 9 pupils, delivering workshops aimed at sharing his family’s personal experiences of living in Nazi Germany.

Year 10 and 11 pupils also took part in a livestream with Holocaust survivor Janine Webber, hearing first-hand her account of fleeing persecution.

Lukman Ahmed, Principal of TIGHS, said, “Each year our school marks Holocaust Memorial Day with a variety of activities across humanities subjects. As with many aspects of world history, it is so important that our pupils gain a deep understanding of the Holocaust. Through our work with the Anne Frank Trust and those affected personally by the Holocaust, such as the inspiring Sammy Neumann and Janine Webber, it’s our aim to encourage the next generation to grow up with tolerance so that such abhorrent acts are never repeated.”

Alongside pupils from other local schools, four Year 9 pupils from TIGHS took part in a Holocaust Memorial service at Blackburn Town Hall on Monday 29 January. The pupils gave readings as part of the service which remembered the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, and the millions of people killed in Nazi Persecution and subsequent genocides.

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