Last week, our Year 5/6 children went on our first school trip for two years. We visited the Holocaust Memorial Museum to enhance their learning about World War Two and the terrible treatment of Jews and other minorities in Hitler's Germany.
The children were fascinated to watch a video of a holocaust survivor, telling their story of how they were saved by the 'Kindertransport' - the refugee programme which allowed thousands of Jewish children to reach safety in the UK. They also learned about how Hitler's persecution of the Jews developed through the thirties, and how it felt in the eyes of Jewish children of a similar age to them.
We could not have been prouder of our children, who accessed these difficult subjects appropriately and respectfully.