Lea Manor Hosts The Anne Frank Exhibition

ANNE FRANK TRUST EXHIBITION VISITS LEA MANOR HIGH SCHOOL

Students from Lea Manor High School have been participating in the Anne Frank Trust UK schools programme. The programme started on Tuesday 12th April and will run until Friday 22nd April.

The charity uses Anne Frank’s life and diary and the history of the Holocaust to empower young people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to challenge all forms of prejudice and discrimination in society today.

During the programme, more than 800 Lea Manor High School students from all year groups will have the opportunity to visit the acclaimed ‘Anne Frank: a History for Today’ exhibition which takes a look at Anne’s life in parallel with the rise of the Nazi’s. Fifteen Year 9 students have been trained as peer guides to lead tours around the exhibition. Students will also participate in a range of interactive workshops tackling themes including discrimination, identity, diversity and human rights. At the end, a number of Anne Frank Ambassadors will be identified to receive further training – these students will join an international network of Ambassadors.

Amanda Simpson, Head Teacher:

“It’s great to have the team from The Anne Frank Trust at Lea Manor High School over the next few weeks. We hope the involvement of our students in this excellent programme will not only increase their knowledge of Anne Frank, the Holocaust and its relevance today but also provide them with the skills to identify and challenge prejudice and discrimination and increase their respect and empathy for others.”

 

Val, Anne Frank Trust Regional Manager in East region:

“The Anne Frank Trust UK has delivered its education programme in over 350 schools reaching 160,000 young people and we’re delighted to be working with Lea Manor High School. Pupils have stepped up to the challenge magnificently and demonstrated a huge commitment to helping fellow students discuss the Holocaust and to explore Anne’s message of hope in the face of adversity. Around 89 % of our Ambassadors say they better understand the dangers of prejudice after completing our programme.”

More information on this release, to visit the exhibition at the school please contact Adrian Gould at Lea Manor High School on 01582652600 or goulda@leamanor.luton.sch.uk.