- 21 Nov 2018
Date received: 2 November 2018
Date responded: 18 November 2018
The Lessons from Auschwitz project, run by the Holocaust Educational Trust, aims to increase knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust for young people and to highlight what can happen if prejudice and racism become acceptable in a society. The project includes a one day visit to Poland and to the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp. Wider benefits of the project come through the participating young people sharing their experiences and reflections with fellow pupils and the community on their return.
The opportunity can be accessed by any S5/S6 pupils from Scotland’s 537 post-16 establishments, i.e. Local Authority, independent or special schools. Schools apply to participate and priority is given to those who have not taken part before, after which applications are considered taking into account how many times schools have been in the past. It is for the schools to decide which pupils participate in the project.
There were 26 schools on the waiting list for the trip on 30 October 2018.
The schools who attended the visit on 30 November 2018 are listed below.
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