Bilborough School becomes Beacon School for Holocaust Education

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Samworth Academy at the University of Nottingham in Bilborough has become an official Beacon School of University College London (UCL) for teaching the Holocaust.

The school – part of the Nova Education Trust – joins a handful from across the country in being awarded preferred status.

Year 9 students will spend the term studying the Holocaust through to its end and its implications.

Principal of the school, Emma Howard, said: “Working closely with UCL, Nottingham University Samworth Academy strives to provide exceptional Holocaust education to students and the community in which it serves.

“Students will become the messengers of the future to ensure that the Holocaust is never forgotten.”

The school also offers whole sessions and activities based on the Holocaust and anti-Semitism.

Recent activities include a week focused on literacy on Holocaust Memorial Day.

During these sessions, students read chapters produced by Tom Palmer, After The War, and participated in group discussions about the impact of the Holocaust on the lives of young people.

Nottingham University Samworth Academy has been invited to participate in a Holocaust project run by the Royal Wootton Bassett Academy in Swindon.

The focus of the project is based on Judge Rinder’s documentary “The Holocaust, My Family and Me”.

It follows the experiences of several relatives of individuals whose families witnessed and were victims of the event of the Holocaust.

The documentary remains available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

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