Two pupils from Cowes Enterprise College, which is sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), visited Germany as part of the Belsen 75 project, which is run jointly by UCL and the Holocaust Educational Trust.
Year 12 students James and Rosie joined 250 other students from across London and the South for the three-part programme. Students listened to a Holocaust survivor recount their experiences before spending a day visiting the former Nazi concentration camp, Bergen-Belsen, for themselves.
The project aims to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the camp. The final part sees students finding an innovative way to share their experience in an educative ‘legacy project’ which they will implement across their school in the coming months.
Rachel Kitley, Principal at Cowes Enterprise College, said: “It’s really important that our pupils learn about the history of the UK and beyond and that they have once-in-a-lifetime experiences that can support their learning. Both pupils found the experience extremely informative and humbling, and have since taken the opportunity to share their learnings with their peers.”