This week pupils have had assemblies about Holocaust Memorial Day: they have been reminded of the events of the holocaust and genocide of the Jewish people in World War Two. However, sadly that is not the last genocide that the world has seen. The assembly touched on genocides since then in Rawanda, Darfur and Cambodia, amongst others.
These messages were explored in terms of this year’s theme: the fragility of freedom. Pupils considered the seriousness of how our Beacon Values link to protection of our fragile freedoms every day. That living in a world where everyone is equal to others and never discriminates is essential to ensure such atrocities never happen again.