As ever, Haybridge students are actively involved in a range of local and global citizenship initiatives.
Year 12 students Scarlett Bond, Ben Thomas, Reanna Sandhu and Lucy Robson are taking part in the Holocaust Education Trust’s ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’ educational programme, which has included a visit to Auschwitz/Birkenau and are currently planning how best to share their learning with fellow students via assemblies and history lessons.
Student impressions of the programme include:
“The seminars involved with the trip allow you to reflect on things that you may not have thought about before. It has made me feel lucky and made me want to learn more about the holocaust.”
“The visit gave me a new outlook on life and taught me not to take anything for granted. Thinking about it makes you thankful for everything you have and teaches you so much about what people have been through”.
For more information on the work of The Holocaust Education Trust see www.het.org.uk
Our weekly current affairs ‘Think Tank’ group for Sixth formers fielded a team for the Bromsgrove constituency inter-schools debate competition hosted at North Bromsgrove High School. We reached final and our students loved the experience. “The debate competition on Friday was fantastic, with a great energy. The Think Tank itself is a regular opportunity to look at a variety of topics in a new light and a supportive environment for different opinions and ideas.” Abigail Wareham.
And finally, a ‘loose change’ collection for Water Aid in the last week of term raised £230.