Students learn lessons of the Holocaust in visit to Auschwitz
A group of Stoke on Trent College students are travelling to Poland to learn about the holocaust at first hand.
The 23 students will visit the Auschwitz concentration camp and stay in the Jewish quarter of Krakow during a four day stay in Poland.
The Challenge Poland programme centres around equality and diversity, teaching students about the history of genocide.
The programme aims to learn lessons from the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides and apply them to the present day to create a safer, better future.
Project leader Dave Hopley said: “The programme was piloted last year with 11 learners and proved to be a defining experience for the students involved.”
The college had a great response to the challenge from students and the grouip travelling to Poland are drawn from a wide range of courses including painting and decorating, hair and beauty, travel and tourism and child care.
Travel and Tourism student, Dan Lavick, commented: “The 2011 project was amazing, to be right in the middle of it; you can look at a book, picture or DVD, but being there was different, it was like you were living it.”
The visit has been funded by the students through activities such as bag packing in supermarkets sponsored events and raffles.
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