23 Feb 2018
On Monday the 5th of February, eighty Year 9 GCSE History students from the Academy heard testimony from Holocaust survivor, Joanna Millan, as part of a visit organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET).
The testimony was followed by a question and answer session which enabled 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.
Mrs. Russell 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 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.”
Chloe Wheatley said 'Joanna was a very inspirational and lovely lady. It was a touching and emotional talk. So much so that we wanted our photograph taken with her.'