ECO School 

 

Bridge has a very active group of ECO warriors who plan and carry out lots of activities throughout the year under the leadership of Mrs Davis.

 

 

Remembering Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

 

On 27 January every year, it is Holocaust Memorial Day.  It's a day for everyone to pause and remember the millions of people who were killed, or whose lives have been changed, by an event in history called the Holocaust.

The Holocaust happened during the Second World War between 1941 and 1945.  The Nazi party - led by Adolf Hitler - murdered six million Jewish people from countries across Europe in an attempt to wipe out the Jewish population. The Jewish people had done nothing wrong. They were targeted simply because they were Jewish.

The Nazis also killed millions of other people just because of who they were. For example, Roma gypsies, disabled people and gay people were also targeted.  

The reason this memorial day is held on 27 January is because this was the day in 1945 that the soldiers fighting against the Germans took over the largest Nazi concentration camp called Auschwitz-Birkenau and freed the prisoners there who were still alive.

Holocaust Memorial Day is a day to remember how important it is to love and hate. We need to ensure we do not to spread messages of hate, or to exclude people because things like the colour of their skin or what religious beliefs they have.

It is up to us all to be kind to each other and show everyone that we can all make a difference.

 

Click on the link below to learn more:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/38668425

 

Well done to our ECO Warriors who presented a touching assembly to remind us all about Holocaust Memorial Day.