Anne Frank Exhibition
As an academy with an incredibly diverse community, we recognise the importance of education in ensuring that our students understand, embrace and practise tolerance
and respect of others. We were, therefore, thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the Anne Frank Trust in June on their project “Building a stronger Britain together.”
The Anne Frank exhibition was set up in the library for two weeks, and the initial phase of the project saw twenty year 9 students spend the day with the exhibition and a guide from the Trust, learning about Anne and the associated atrocities which took place in considerable depth. This ensured that this key group of students were fully trained as Anne Frank ambassadors, and equipped them with the confidence and knowledge needed to guide others through the exhibition. Over the following two weeks all students at the academy benefitted from being taken through the exhibition by the ambassadors
and increased their understanding of the dangers of extremism.
The second phase of the project consists of workshops which will be delivered to our students in the autumn term by the Anne Frank Trust. These workshops have been developed specifically for students who have seen the exhibition. The workshops re-visit Anne’s story but will in addition focus on the concept of extremism, making links to the past and society today.
Each of our Anne Frank ambassadors was given a copy of Anne Frank’s diary as a thank you for their incredible work ethic and passion, and some of the group have been
selected to accompany the exhibition to the Halifax Minster in November, where they will present to, and guide, members of the public and students from local schools!
A tremendous well done to all of our ambassadors; you made a huge impression on both students and staff with your consummate professionalism.