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Holocaust Memorial Day

For Holocaust Memorial Day, all students have been reflecting on and remembering the genocides in a number of different cultures. These include the persecution of Jews and other groups by the Nazis and the wars in Cambodia, Rwanda and Bosnia. A reflection was given in year group assemblies and form tutors led a variety of activities based on these events. Mr Malone read a poem written by Pastor Martin Niemoller, who himself was a victim of Nazi persecution in Germany, over the tannoy for students to reflect upon. This promotes the spiritual life of the school community and shows how much our students care about world events. They should be commended for this.

 

Our school Holocaust Tree was re-dedicated in our school Mass on Friday 31st January by Fr Damian Esene from St Francis parish, who also blessed the clay luggage tags that had been made by students in Art lessons. This was undertaken in conjunction with Year 9 students.  On 27th January, Year 10 students completed still life drawings based on the Holocaust Memorial sculpture in Miami, which is based on the photos of starving children in the ghettos.

 

Two of our Sixth Form students, Anna Maria Dean (Year 13) and Dominika Maruszczak (Year 12), wrote about the personal experiences of their relations or friends of those who were living in Poland at the time of the Nazi occupation and persecution. These are presented in our Holocaust display on the ground floor of Main Block. This includes posters and information from the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust.

Finally, Special thanks to Mrs Tilby for organising this and leading many of the activities mentioned above.

Miss M. King (Subject Leader of History)

Our Values

Faith in the presence of God

Concern for the poor and social justice

Quality education

Respect for all persons

Inclusive community

an awareness of the living presence of God in our world, and a calling to see the world through the eyes of faith

a calling to support the poor and victims of injustice, through community service and justice education

to provide an education that is second to none, so that our students will not just contribute to society, but will transform it

that we are all children of God and, as such, at the heart of our education we must respect the dignity of all persons

we respect and value diversity, which means that nobody is left out or left behind, and that we embrace the unique stories and qualities that each of us bring to the world.

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St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.

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