PUPILS AND STAFF AT LEA MANOR HIGH SCHOOL SIGN UP TO THE ANNE FRANK DECLARATION
Students from Lea Manor High School will sign the Anne Frank Declaration, a pledge to stand up against and challenge all forms of prejudice and discrimination.
The Anne Frank Declaration was created in 1998 by the Anne Frank Trust UK to honour and remember all young people killed through wars and persecution and remind us of the harm prejudice and hatred can cause. Those who sign it are expected to strive to make a better and fairer world for all our young people.
This month marks the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp – the concentration camp Anne Frank and her sister Margot Frank tragically died. Anne’s powerful story of hope in the face of adversity is still being heard by thousands of young people who each contribute their name to the extensive list of signatories, which include the late President Nelson Mandela, Prime Minister David Cameron and Dame Angelina Jolie.
About The Anne Frank Trust UK
Prejudice and discrimination harms individuals, communities and society. The Anne Frank Trust UK is an education charity. We use Anne Frank’s life and diary to empower young people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to challenge all forms of prejudice and discrimination. We partner with schools, local authorities, criminal justice education services and others, to deliver education to young people in a variety of settings, predominantly in schools. Our interactive and impactful programme includes an exhibition of Anne Frank’s life and diary combined with workshops, peer education and an ambassador programme.
The Anne Frank Trust UK was established in 1991 by family and friends of Otto Frank, following his wish for an educational organisation to be set up in memory of his daughter Anne.
About the Anne Frank Trust Schools Programme
Independent research has shown that The Anne Frank Trust’s Schools Programme increases students’ levels of confidence and respect for others. The full impact report is at www.annefrank.org.uk/impact-report
About Anne Frank’s diary
Anne Frank and her family were forced into hiding in 1942 to escape persecution by the Nazi occupation. While in hiding for two long years, she kept a diary documenting her thoughts, hopes and dreams. Her father, Otto, was the Frank family’s sole survivor. Fulfilling his daughter’s wish to become a writer, Otto decided to publish Anne’s diary, so that people would remember his daughter and the millions of other men, women and children who lost their lives in the Holocaust.