Holo­caust sur­vivor

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - School Report -

Pupils at Ken­ning­ton’s Tow­ers School were moved by a visit from Holo­caust sur­vivor Zigi Ship­per.

One hun­dred and fifty Year 9 and 10 stu­dents from the school in Faver­sham Road heard tes­ti­mony from Mr Ship­per last Fri­day in a visit or­gan­ised by the Holo­caust Ed­u­ca­tional Trust (HET).

In the morn­ing the pupils were in­volved in an ed­u­ca­tional pro­gramme about the Holo­caust and its rel­e­vance to the world we live in to­day.

The tes­ti­mony was fol­lowed by a ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion to en­able stu­dents to bet­ter un­der­stand the na­ture of the Holo­caust and to ex­plore its lessons in more depth.

The visit was part of the HET’s Out­reach Pro­gramme.

Tow­ers School prin­ci­pal Richard Billings said: “It was a priv­i­lege for us to wel­come Zigi Ship­per to our school and his tes­ti­mony will re­main a pow­er­ful re­minder of the hor­rors so many ex­pe­ri­enced. We are grate­ful to the Holo­caust Ed­u­ca­tional Trust for co-or­di­nat­ing the visit and we hope that by hear­ing Zigi’s tes­ti­mony, it will en­cour­age our stu­dents to learn from the lessons of the Holo­caust and make a pos­i­tive dif­fer­ence in their own lives.”

Stu­dents re­sponded to the talk im­me­di­ately, many stay­ing be­hind after the school day to speak to Zigi and ask per­sonal ques­tions.

Many took pho­to­graphs with him as a last­ing re­minder of the event and others wrote heart­felt let­ters of thanks.

Holo­caust sur­vivor Zigi or­gan­ised the visit in

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