Hetton - Down Your Way

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.

Tuesday, 12th July 2016, 10:46 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th July 2016, 11:47 am

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. ”

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