Congratulations to Year 13 students Molly Elliott and Aggi Yates who have secured themselves a place on this year’s Lessons from Auschwitz Project, Molly and Aggi shall be joining students from across the region to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau and become Ambassadors for the Holocaust Educational Trust.
Based on the premise that ‘hearing is not like seeing’, this four-part course explores the universal lessons of the Holocaust and its relevance for today. The LFA Project aims to increase knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust for young people and to clearly highlight what can happen if prejudice and racism become acceptable.
The visits to the former Nazi extermination and concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau are preceded and followed by half-day seminars in order to ensure an exceptional educational experience.
You can read Molly and Aggi’s essay’s on ‘The Importance of Remembering the Holocaust’ below.
Over the summer holidays, 32 students, 4 staff and 2 expedition leaders embarked on a month long adventure to Madagascar with World Challenge.
Students had spent the previous 2 years hosting a whole range of events to fund their once in a lifetime expedition.
The teams departed from Newcastle to make the 28 hour journey to the Madagascan Capital, Antananarivo. As they made their way down the country the challengers
experienced the unique culture and wildlife that Madagascar has famously become known for.
Congratulations to Fiona and Hamish Turnbull for their achievements in cycling. Fiona (11A) has been selected for the North East cycling team to take part in the Sainsbury’s School Games in Manchester and has also been selected to be part of the North East Teams for both Mountain Biking and Road Cycling Inter Regional Competitions. All while her brother, Hamish Turnbull (Year 12) earned two gold medals at the Sainsbury’s School Games at the weekend, but he says he wont stop there and has his sights set on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.