On June 21, 40 Year 7 students from Hetton School will hear testimony from Holocaust survivor Joanna Millan as part of a visit organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET). 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. Phil Keay, at Hetton School, said: “It is a privilege for us to welcome Joanna Millan 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 Joanna’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, 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. Joanna’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. ”
Eppleton Cricket Club would like to congratulate Adam Welch and Luke Johnson on their selection into the North East Premier League Under-11s league team who are playing in the inter league competition this week. Well done from everyone at Eppleton.