Between 16th-27th April, Studley High School History department are hosting the Anne Frank Trust’s educational exhibition, Anne Frank: A History for Today.
The exhibition uses Anne Frank’s life and diary to explain the value of democracy and a civil society, and enables visitors to grasp the human consequences of persecution and war.
This is an especially exciting opportunity for 25 of our Year 9 GCSE History students who are responsible for running the event and expertly guiding our KS3, KS4 and KS5 History classes and their teachers around the exhibition. This event will also bring together local primary schools and South Warwickshire Educational Partnership schools all taking part in this fantastic experience.
The guides are trained to speak to visitors about themes including;
• Anne Frank’s diary and the history of the Frank family
• The introduction of the Nazi racist state
• The victims and appalling consequences of the Holocaust
• The deliberate and organised nature of genocide
The exhibition challenges us to think about how these issues are relevant today and what we can do to prevent prejudice and discrimination in our own communities, both locally and nationally. At the end of the fortnight Mindu Hornick, an Auschwitz survivor, will visit the school and deliver her moving testimony to the students. She will also answer questions that students will have thought of during their visit to the fantastic exhibition.
A selection of our guides will be selected to go on and become Ambassadors for the Anne Frank Trust and have the opportunity to undertake further guide training to run the larger Anne Frank + You exhibition which travels around the country. These Ambassadors will also have the fantastic opportunity to visit Anne Frank’s House in Amsterdam and have access to sections not open to the public.
This event will be open to all students and is free of charge to visit.