June 22, 2007

Pupils get a glimpse into nazi past

Pupils from Woodhouse High School saw history bought to life during a harrowing trip to the former concentration camp at Auschwitz.

Staffordshire County Council issued an open invitation to sixth form students to take part in the Lessons from Auschwitz project, run by the Holocaust Educational Trust charity. A total of 32 pupils from schools across the county took part, flying to Poland for a one-day visit to Auschwitz Birkenau.

Roger Emmett, history adviser for the county council's School Improvement Division, said:

"This was an important opportunity which we felt should not be missed, hence our invitation to schools to participate. Students and staff attended a seminar in London for a talk from a person who survived incarceration at Auschwitz Birkenau. Her story was a powerful one and really brought to life the horrors of the camp."

Tamworth Herald

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