Year 12 Historians and Year 12/13 Theology students were recently fortunate to be invited to New Park Cinema to spend a morning reflecting on the Holocaust. During the morning, the team at New Park presented a number of clips relating to these horrific events, promoting discussion and reflection surrounding what happened and issues such as guilt and blame. As well as clips from English and foreign language films, there was also a moving testimony from a relative of a girl rescued by Sir Nicholas Winton’s Kindertransport. The issues raised directly support aspects of learning in History and in Theology, but also more widely help our young people reflect on wider issues of importance not just in history, but in the World today. This is a new initiative, and it is hoped that the opportunity may be available in the future, and to more year groups. The students conducted themselves impeccably, and my thanks must go to the team at New Park, and to Mrs Smith for helping to organise and run the day.
Justin Barnett, Head of Humanities