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Holocaust Memorial Day

The World Harmony Orchestra performed music at the Islington Assembly Hall


Year 9 historians observed Holocaust Memorial Day in the last week of January with two events in the local community.

The Emirates Stadium invited schools from across Islington to attend a morning of lectures and workshops where they heard in-depth accounts of life under the rule of Nazi Germany and how the Holocaust happened. They also learned about more recent genocides such as those that took place in Rwanda and Cambodia.

After this the schools separated into groups so they could discuss with each other what those experiences may have been like for school children of their own age.
The discussion at the Emirates Stadium was in preparation for the official Memorial Day service at Islington Assembly Hall. At this event the boys heard from Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn, Emily Thornberry MP, the daughter of a Holocaust Survivor and the World Harmony Orchestra, which is comprised of refugees from around the world.

Alongside the keynote speakers, Shane from Year 9 was asked to join in reading a pledge to fight discrimination in whatever form it takes.