The lessons of history

Two Year 12 students became ambassadors for the School by participating in the Lessons from Auschwitz project. Kane Evans and Makoto Takahashi flew to Krakow and visited the town of Oswiecim (Auschwitz) before moving on to the site of the Nazi death camp. The project aims to raise awareness and understanding of the Holocaust.

“Going to Auschwitz was a moving experience and impressed on me the potential consequences of apathy,” said Makoto. “The memory of visiting a place that experienced such widespread hatred and death will surely be one that I retain forever,” added Kane.

The project encourages the Ambassadors to return to their schools to lead assemblies on the dangers of racial hatred and xenophobia.