Monday, 27th January:  Holocaust Day

St Michael School joined the rest of the world to remember Holocaust Day – particularly this year being the 75th anniversary of the freedom from the concentration camp in Auschwitz.

During the morning assembly, the Headmaster shared a reflection and a moment of prayer for all those who died or suffered persecution during that time.  As a school we also prayed so that humanity may learn from the past mistakes with the hope that such events may never happen again.

The Form 2 students had special lessons related to this event during their PSCD and Media lessons while the Form 3 students gathered together and had a presentation about the Holocaust by Mr Robert Aloisio who continued the discussion during the PSCD lesson.

The Form 4 students watched the film Schindler’s List and in the coming days they will be discussing it together.  As a school we are also planning a visit in the coming months to Auschwitz – Birkenau and other places related to World War II.  We are also doing this because we do not want what author George Santayana had written to happen:  “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”.

We have organised trips to Auschwitz many times in previous years. In the attached photos our students can be seen in Poland during their visit as part of the EcoSchool.

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