Cowley will join other schools and members of the local community at St Helens Town Hall on Friday 25th January at 10am for the St Helens formal commemoration for Holocaust Memorial Day.
During the commemoration, there will be performances and readings from school children who will invite us to reflect and consider this year’s theme: Torn from Home.
Torn from home encourages audiences to reflect on how the enforced loss of a safe place to call ‘home’ is part of the trauma faced by anyone experiencing persecution and genocide. ‘Home’ usually means a place of safety, comfort and security. We will reflect on what happens when individuals, families and communities are driven out of, or wrenched from their homes, because of persecution or the threat of genocide, alongside the continuing difficulties survivors face as they try to find and build new homes when the genocide is over.
With the theme in mind, we offer a link to read an incredibly moving piece by Year 11 Cowley student Jasmina Rai, who met a Holocaust survivor during a College visit to Poland in the summer:
We list below links to view related news items from Cowley:
Visit to Poland, August 2018