On 19th January 2017, two classes of year 9 students attended a talk from Vera, a Holocaust survivor. Vera’s testimony was fascinating, informative but also very sad. It provided the students with a good opportunity to reflection on the nature of stereotyping, racism and how people are affected by extremism. As usual, our students were a credit to the school and were transfixed on Vera’s testimony. At the end, the students asked insightful and respectful questions which Vera was pleased to answer.
Bathseba summed up the mood of the room when she raised her hand during the Q&A and said:
“I don’t have a question, I just wanted to say that you are an inspirational person and thank you for coming to speak to us.”