Holocaust Memorial Event at Port Vale

Above image source: www.port-vale.co.uk/news/2020/february/holocaust-memorial-event

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Holocaust, a group of our year 9 and 10 students were invited to attend a remembrance event, organised by Stoke-on-Trent City Council and held at Port Vale City Football Club.

The aim of the event was to positively counter hate, division and intolerance in Stoke-on-Trent against the backdrop of remembrance for the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

Students had the privilege of watching a powerful performance by New Vic Borderlines Theatre entitled ‘Yizkor’, meaning remembrance prayers.

Students then took part in various workshops throughout the day, enabling them to appreciate the human face of both the Holocaust and the Srebrenica genocide, with opportunities to empathise, understand and learn from survivor testimony.

Our day ended with some team building activities with members from other schools, highlighting the importance of working together and cohesion.

More details about the event can be found here: