Holocaust survivor visits Stanford secondary school

Thurrock Gazette: Holocaust survivor visits Stanford secondary school Holocaust survivor visits Stanford secondary school

A HOLOCAUST survivor dropped in at the Hassenbrook Academy on D-Day.

Leslie Keinman visited the school for the year nines Holocaust Enrichment Day.

Leslie is a member of the Holocaust Educational Trust and regularly visits schools around the country. He spoke about his time as a prisoner in Auschwitz and his memories of wartime Europe.

Kaisha Ellis, Leader of Humanities said: “The Enrichment day comprised of various workshops within the Academy and the experience for all was greatly enhanced by Leslie’s presence.

“We are grateful for the time Leslie and his wife Miriam spent with us on such a poignant day and the important messages conveyed regarding prejudice which should never be forgotten.”

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8:58am Wed 25 Jun 14

E.C.M. says...

Education v Qualifications!

Pros - Sounds to me like a fabulous opportunity, that is conducive to developing successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens, who will ultimately make a positive contribution to society.

Cons - will this visit improve 'qualifications' and increase the falling roll (52 applications for September)?

Look out Hassenbrook, Harris is gonna getcha! The new Free School or People's Republic of Carpetright are on the march!

Who said schooling today isn't a business?!
Education v Qualifications! Pros - Sounds to me like a fabulous opportunity, that is conducive to developing successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens, who will ultimately make a positive contribution to society. Cons - will this visit improve 'qualifications' and increase the falling roll (52 applications for September)? Look out Hassenbrook, Harris is gonna getcha! The new Free School or People's Republic of Carpetright are on the march! Who said schooling today isn't a business?! E.C.M.
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9:46am Wed 25 Jun 14

ebagumtrebor says...

I could have understood this if it was part of a history lesson. Deeper understanding of history would probably help people to understand the world a bit better.

I cannot fathom the language around this visit. Was this scripted by the equalities and diversities unit at Thurrock council.

I hope the kids took more out of the visit than the indoctrination that seems to be the intent behind the visit.
I could have understood this if it was part of a history lesson. Deeper understanding of history would probably help people to understand the world a bit better. I cannot fathom the language around this visit. Was this scripted by the equalities and diversities unit at Thurrock council. I hope the kids took more out of the visit than the indoctrination that seems to be the intent behind the visit. ebagumtrebor
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