The History department organised for the Anne Frank Trust to visit our school to teach pupils about the life of Anne Frank and how it relates to modern day society.

Our Year 9 pupils worked with the Anne Frank Trust for two weeks. Within those two weeks, they were trained as peer guides and toured many different age groups around our exhibition. They were split in to two groups of 10, and each pair of tour guides were given a section to learn in detail and then distributed the information to each group that visited the exhibition. Each section included a part of Anne Frank’s life and how the events leading up to and during the Holocaust affected the Frank family’s life. The two weeks consisted of over 20 tours during school hours and an after school tour for the governors. The students, teachers and governors that experienced the Anne Frank exhibit were all moved by the information that was given during the tours.

The Anne Frank Trust taught the pupils a variety of things about Anne Frank’s life and the events that led up to World War II. They also taught them how to respect other people from different backgrounds, races and ethnic groups. We learnt about prejudice, extremism and terrorism as well as Anne Frank’s diary and the history of the Frank family, the introduction of the Nazi racist state, the victims and appalling consequences of the Holocaust.

The exhibition challenged our pupils to think about how these issues are relevant today and what we can do to prevent prejudice and discrimination.