Holocaust Education at Verulam

Verulam’s Holocaust Education initiative coordinated by Ms O’Kelly has been underway for a number of years in conjunction with UCL’s Holocaust Education Project. Next year we hope to gain the Quality Mark for Beacon School Status in Holocaust Education. The issue is already prominent in Year 9 Curriculum Enrichment days and Sixth Form lectures and in October Year 11 will be making a visit to both Krakow and Auschwitz.

The efficacy of our work with Year 9 was underlined by the results of a pupil survey conducted by UCL. Our students showed that they understood much more about the nature and scale of anti-semitism and Holocaust than the national average.

Next year we aim to train five more staff and to continue our programme of lectures by survivors. We will also explore issues around the Rwandan genocide and the Rwandan Sisterhood set up after the 1994 genocide.

Both pupils and staff feel this work is of real importance in a world that is increasingly being split by nationalism and conflict.


For advice regarding gaining a place at Verulam School for your son via the Continuing Interest process, or for queries regarding appeals, please contact Ms K Bonass on 01727 754102 or [email protected]

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