Holocaust Educational Trust Event
Last week we were pleased to welcome Caroline Slifkin, a Holocaust Educational Trust educator, to the College to work with Year 11 students who study both GCSE History and Art.
Having met Caroline on the Lessons from Auschwitz programme last year, I was keen to bring her into College to work with our students as she uses Holocaust education as a stimulus for creating original artwork. As the workshop began, the students were taught about the events of the Holocaust, before then looking at artwork produced by Holocaust victims. The artists came from different victim groups; persecuted because of their faith, skin colour, sexuality or culture.
Taking inspiration from these artists, students were then encouraged to produce their own artwork. Students were able to both deepen their historical understanding and develop their artistic skills. I was incredibly proud of the way the students brought History and Art together, and worked so independently and sensitively on very different creations.
As always, our students were exceptional and Caroline is looking forward to working with the College again in the future. Thanks must also go to Mr Green who joined us for the workshop and allowed us to use his room, resources and expertise.
Teacher of History
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