40 Year 9 students had the privilege of being able to take part in a remote webcast of a Holocaust survivor’s testimony organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust today, as part of our reflections for Holocaust Memorial Day.
Eve’s inspirational personal story and sentiment of not giving up and finding ways to cope with her situation was such an important message and relevant to our lives today. Eve dedicates her life, even at 90 years old, to educating others and bearing witness to the events of the Holocaust to guard against the dangers of discrimination and asked of us to ensure that we ‘don’t forget’. Her moving testimony was concluded with her very wise words of advice; ‘treat everyone respectfully and lovingly’.
Thank you to all the students who took part and for your excellent questions for Eve.
There are a number of laws designed to protect people from discrimination. You can learn about The Equality Act 2010 from this video and poster. It is good that we have laws but remember what we need to do ourselves is understand what racism is and oppose it wherever we see it, no matter who we are.
Today marks Southam College’s participation in a national Holocaust commemoration project, run by the Holocaust charity, Echo Eternal.
As part of the campagin, Southam College are part of Echo Eternal’s Horizons Festival 2021 and we are delighted to present our calendar of events, supporting this year’s theme, ‘be the light in the darkness.’
In lessons today, Year 9 students will follow our calendar of events, exploring our assigned Holocaust survivor, Dov Reichmann.
We suggest you watch ‘A Perfect Planet’ Episode 2: The Sun on BBC iplayer as it links well to our Extreme Environments topic. There are some questions you can have a go at too if you would like to challenge yourself. Send them to Mrs Bradbury to earn HAPs (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Another physical and spirited encounter with Year 9 this evening. With some festive tunes sung to keep moral up in the cold and rain. Excellent performance and effort, well done all.
It was really great to see some of our year 9 students taking part in football training tonight.
Thanks to Mr Martin for taking part, and we hope to see you at the next session after the Christmas break.
9WE6 have really embraced the spirit of Christmas and shown incredible kindness and compassion this festive season. They have been collecting items for local food banks, and making Christmas cards for local care homes.
I have been blown away by their generosity and thoughtfulness, they have really embodied our Southam College core value of ‘kindness’.
Well done 9WE6!
The Smallpeice Trust has recently launched two FREE RAF Humanitarian Engineering online courses taking place in April 2021 for students in Yr 9
For course details, applicant criteria and how to book, click the ‘link below
Please be aware that priority in the first instance will be given to non-selective state school applicants and the closing date for applications is 15th February 2021. After completing the application form, The Smallpeice Trust will contact the applicants by email to submit a 150 word statement as to why they want to attend the RAF STEM course and what they hope to get out of it. This will form part of the RAF’s selection process Please note that some data will be passed on to the RAF for this selection process. Successful applicants will be notified by The Smallpeice Trust week commencing 1 March 2021.