St James's Church of England High School

St James Church of England High School

'A National Teaching School'

September 2013

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Holocaust Memorial exhibition

Watch the short film which gives a glimpse into the Exhibition for yourself.

 The idea was to mount a cross-curricular, interactive exhibition whose central theme would be to focus on remembering The Holocaust. All Departments supported the exhibition. Lessons and Assemblies were used to set the scene. The English Department, for example, studied diary writing, Modern Foreign Languages looked at ‘El Diario de Ana Frank’, PSHE concentrated on what it means to be a refugee, the Geography Department produced maps showing the concentration camps and the numbers involved. Pupils made shoe sculptures, inspired by the Art department. Visitors used ipods containing our audio scripts to guide them round the different ‘stations’ allowing for a personalised way to learn, absorb and reflect.   

 Our project intended to touch all the senses… to raise awareness of, and educate about, prejudice and discrimination; to reflect on those values such as tolerance and understanding, respect for all life, compassion, rights, responsibilities, love, community, belonging … and, essentially, to understand ‘what it means to be human’.

 

It was to provide an opportunity to :

 Consider the value of human life – theirs and others’.

Share stories.

Think differently.

Ask  – where is God in all this?

Pause ... to remember the victims, honour the survivors.

 

NOT JUST TEACHING ABOUT THE PAST...

BUT LEARNING FROM THE PAST

WORKING IN THE PRESENT...

TO CREATE A BETTER, SAFER FUTURE.