This half term as part of the Judaism module, Year 8 have been studying Anti-Semitism. As an example of Anti-Semitism, we have spent three lessons looking at the suffering of the Jews during the Holocaust. We used the Windermere Children as a case study. As a focus, we explored how Jews became ashamed of their religion as a result of their experiences.
The year 8s were given the project of creating a Holocaust Memorial for Jewish people. They had to use their knowledge of the Jewish religion combined with their knowledge of the Holocaust, to make a suitable memorial which would help them feel proud of their religion. Their teachers were blown away with the careful thought and design which were put into their creations. We have some very talented, aspiring architects! We were so impressed with the memorials that we wanted everybody to have a chance to see the display of incredible work so we have step up a Holocaust memorial museum to showcase them. This allowed the students to see how religious knowledge could benefit them in a caREer.