Holocaust Educational Trust

Akeley Wood School welcomes survivor Joanna Millan

from the Holocaust Educational Trust

On the afternoon of Tuesday 28th June 2016 our Year 9 students at Akeley Wood House will hear testimony from Holocaust survivor, Joanna Millan, as part of a visit organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET). This testimony reinforces the project investigations which they have been undertaking this half term in the History & Politics and Philosophy & Ethics Departments.

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. The visit is part of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s extensive all year round Outreach Programme, which is available to schools across the UK. Students can advance order a copy of ‘We Remember’ with a £6.00 cheque, made payable to Joanna Millan and given in a sealed envelope with the student’s name to Miss Jones, Head of History & Politics. There will be an opportunity for book-signing. Books will be allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis and are subject to availability.

Mrs Ayres, Head of Senior School at Akeley Wood House 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 MBE, 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

“At the Trust, we impart the history of the Holocaust to young people, to ensure that we honour the memory of those whose lives were lost and take forward the lessons taught by those who survived.”

For further information about this event, please contact Miss Sarah Jones, Head of History & Politics on 01280 814110 or email sarah.jones@akeleywoodschool.co.uk. For more information about the Holocaust Educational Trust please visit www.het.org.uk.