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Holocaust Memorial Day

February 6th, 2019

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.

Dear Parents/Carers,

There have been five nominations for the Parent Governor post. Personal statements of the candidates, ballot papers and a cover letter have been emailed to the parents and carers. A ballot paper can be downloaded by clicking here. A hard copy of the ballot paper, candidates’ statements and envelopes are also available from the School reception.

To vote, please print off the ballot paper, vote for your chosen candidate and seal it inside an unmarked envelope. Place this envelope in a second outer envelope clearly marked with your name. You will then need to return the double envelope to the School office or by post to the Clerk to the Governing Body, Central Foundation Boys’ School, Cowper Street, London EC2A 4SH by 3.00pm on Friday 15th February 2019.

To read more about the role and its responsibilities, click here.