Albyn Pupils Stand Up To Hatred
Two of Albyn’s Upper VI pupils attended the Holocaust Memorial Day on Tuesday 27th January 2009 at the Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen. This formed a part of the Stand up to Hatred initiative that encourages young people to become educated and informed regarding all forms of hatred.
Andrea Newcombe and Claire Roberts decided to take part after having visited Auschwitz in September 2008 and felt it was important to inform their classmates about the importance of remembering such an event.
Claire said: “After visiting Auschwitz I came back with strong feeling of the importance of informing people about the horrors inflicted during the Nazi regime. This is not only important to remember those who perished and suffered but to gain knowledge of the invaluable lessons to be taken from the Holocaust. I was pleased to see the Stand up to Hatred event involved all generations, as it is vital that children are involved in paying tribute at the memorial event”.
Andrea said: “During my time in Auschwitz it was hard to escape from the many emotions I felt. I was deeply upset and horrified and I still struggle today to come to terms with what I saw. It was a great opportunity to pay our respects again to the millions who died as prisoners of the Holocaust on Memorial Day”.
For more details on this event please contact Mrs Findlay, Head of Religious Studies.