Aldersley High School welcomes Holocaust Survivor Mindu Hornick
Aldersley High School welcomes survivor from the Holocaust Educational Trust
Today, over 200 GCSE Historians from year 10 and 11 at Aldersley High School will hear testimony from Holocaust survivor, Mindu Hornick as part of a visit organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET). This event concludes a series of activities the History department have promoted this half term to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, including year 9’s participation in the HMD live webcast and a school wide arts trail.
The testimony will be 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 is part of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s extensive all year round Outreach Programme, which is available to schools across the UK.
Mr Winzor at Aldersley High School said:
“It is a privilege for us to welcome Mindu Hornick) 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 Mindu’s testimony, it will encourage our students to learn from the lessons of the Holocaust and make a positive difference in their own lives.”
Karen Pollock CBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust added:
“The Holocaust Educational Trust educates and engages students from across the UK, from all communities about the Holocaust and there can be no better way than through the first-hand testimony of a survivor. Mindu’s story is one of tremendous courage during horrific circumstances and by hearing her testimony, students will have the opportunity to learn where prejudice and racism can ultimately lead.
“At the Trust, we impart the history of the Holocaust to young people, to ensure that we honour the memory of those whose lives were lost and take forward the lessons taught by those who survived.”
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