School’s Yad Vashem exhibition

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St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic High School in St Helens recently hosted a touring exhibition produced by the most respected Holocaust education facility in the world, Yad Vashem, which is based in Israel.

The travelling exhibition ‘No Child’s Play: Children in the Holocaust – Creativity and Play’ gave students and staff the opportunity to access the fascinating and moving resource, which explores one of the darkest periods in human history in such a unique way, through the eyes of children.

Six million Jewish men, women and children lost their lives in the Holocaust. Of that number, around one and a half million were children.

Deputy headteacher Paul Bennett said: “It was an honour to host the ‘No Child’s Play’ Exhibition at St Augustine’s. It was a poignant opportunity for our students to reflect on the events of World War II.”