Year 8 trip to The National Holocaust Centre

This week, Year 8 visited The National Holocaust Centre and Museum, with the focus of the day being to reflect on a pivotal event in history.

Situated in rural Nottinghamshire, The National Holocaust Centre and Museum remains the first and only place of its kind in the UK. Dedicated to Holocaust remembrance and education, the Centre’s location provides a peaceful setting and is surrounded by a beautifully landscaped memorial garden.

The class spent the morning touring the many exhibitions and collections before hearing from a Holocaust survivor - a very poignant reminder of the atrocities.

Pupils had the opportunity to take a moment to reflect on their visit, spending time in the memorial garden. They were invited to take a stone from a trough and add it to the Children’s Memorial - a tribute to the 1.5 million children who died. Over time, this memorial is being built slowly, thanks to visitors.