Mrs Kemp and her Year 11 History class chose to mark Holocaust Memorial Day by holding an assembly for the Senior School. The students explained to the school about the Nazi persecution of Jews, Roma and Sinti people, disabled people, gay people, Jehovah’s witnesses, political opponents and many others during the Second World. They explained why it is so important to challenge prejudice, discrimination and hatred in our own society today. At the end of the assembly, all of our Senior Students wrote a personal message promoting peace and harmony and how to stand up against prejudice. Their ideas were then strung up to show how St Dominic’s Priory School has marked Holocaust Memorial Day.
The semiquaver chugging of the train on the track
And the people on board who will never go back
And the terror in the eyes of all the young ones to go
With no one knowing as the train comes to slow
Those men at the station as the ramps drop down
Where humanity lost is the only crippled sound
Hope gone for those who stand behind the hard sharp wire
And the smoke in the towers rises just a little higher
And the blue ink stabs a little harder in the skin
Above the veins of despair where murder let it in
And the terror in the eyes of all those about to leave
Another train on the track no last minute reprieve
And the slow, crot...chet chugging of the train on the track;
And the people on board. Who will ne...ver go.
Poem by Charles N. Whittaker