14th February 2016

Holocaust Memorial Day

Northumberland County Council hosted an event at County Hall on 27th January to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, remembering those who died through persecution during the Holocaust and by the hand of genocide since. The theme for this year’s national day of remembrance was ‘Don’t Stand By’, to serve as a reminder that the Holocaust and subsequent genocides were allowed to develop as a result of bystanders turning a blind eye.

As part of the event, three of our year eight students, Bethan Cooper, Cobie Lashley and Katie Cowan, ably prepared and supported by English teacher Heather Smy, delivered a very moving and informative presentation. the girls were inspirde by reading ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ and worked extremely hard in their own time to prepare their presentation.  They were a credit to themselves, their families and the school and were heartily thanked by the chair of the organising group, Councillor Bernard Pidcock, on behalf of the audience. Many of the “great and the good” within the council were on hand to witness the presentation and all congratulated the girls on their performance.