January 27th 2015
Talbot Heath was delighted to welcome Rabbi Maurice Michaels to school to lead the School's Holocaust Memorial Day assembly. Form captains from each Senior class lit a candle in memory of specific individuals who were killed in the Holocaust while violinist Helena Bartlett played beautifully on her violin at the start of a moving commemoration.
History students had conducted research into the lives of those to whom the candles were dedicated in order to emphasise the individuality and humanity of each of the millions of victims. Rabbi Michaels spoke most movingly of the need for young people to learn about the Holocaust and more recent genocides around the globe in order that they might resolve to prevent such horrors reoccurring. He emphasised that they were not powerless to take action for peace and urged them to engage with the political process to bring about change.
Later in the day Headteacher, Angharad Holloway, was proud to attend the unveiling ceremony of the memorial dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in Bournemouth, accompanied by Headgirls Florence Hockey and Molly Pinckston .
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