On the 27 January, it was Holocaust Memorial Day. This day is set aside to remember almost 11 million people who died during the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.
Back in November Emilia and Amena represented CHS on a visit to Auschwitz as part of the ‘Lessons from Auschwitz Project’ run by The Holocaust Educational Trust.
The girls have been giving thought-provoking assemblies to Year 7-12 to share the knowledge they gained whilst in Poland. They illustrated how the Holocaust threatened the fabric of civilisation at the time and that genocide must still be resisted every day; they demonstrated how it is important for us all to keep fighting for religious, ethnic, cultural and social humanitarian issues.
In the assembly, Amena said: “We need to learn from our past”
The girls shared how “prejudice and language of hatred must be challenged by all of us and we must come together as a school community to learn more about the past and take action to create a safer future.”
We are very proud of the Amena and Emilia for sharing what they have learned and how we can all improve the world.