Lochaber High School, Camaghael, Fort William, Inverness-shire. PH33 7ND Tel. 01397 702512
On 8th June, Third Year pupils, as well as members of the local community, heard testimony from Holocaust survivor, Joanna Millan, as part of a visit organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET). The testimony was followed by a question and answer session to enable students to better understand the nature of the Holocaust and to explore its lessons in more depth. The visit was part of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s extensive all year round Outreach Programme, which is available to schools across the UK.
Two Sixth Year pupils, Oskar Wineberg and Fiona MacEachan, attended the Lessons from Auschwitz program where they learned about the Holocaust’s contemporary relevance and visited Auschwitz. The program involved a ‘Next Steps’ phase where they passed on what they had learned to younger pupils. This event marks the culmination of a series of events they have organised as part of their ‘Next Steps’.
It was a privilege for us to welcome Joanna Millan to our school and her testimony will remain a powerful reminder of the horrors so many experienced. We are grateful to the Holocaust Educational Trust for co-ordinating the visit and we hope that by hearing Joanna’s testimony, it will encourage our pupils to learn from the lessons of the past and make a positive difference to their own lives. Oskar and Fiona, assisted by Drama teacher Jacqi Hume, have excelled in organising an impressive series of educational events culminating with this very moving presentation.
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