Students take part in Lessons from Auschwitz


Two students from Stockton Sixth Form College have been selected to participate in a ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’ project which involves travelling to Poland for a one-day visit to the former Nazi concentration camp.

Second year students Megan Clark and Jennifer Wharton have been chosen by the Holocaust Educational Trust to take part in their annual ‘journey of learning and exploration’ – reflecting on the history of the Holocaust – with other students from schools and colleges across the region.

The project is comprised of four parts and starts this week with a unique seminar held by a Holocaust survivor. Megan and Jennifer will then be invited to prepare for their visit to Auschwitz and, upon their return, share their thoughts and experiences with classmates.

As the project draws to a close, the students will become ‘ambassadors’ responsible for passing on what they have learnt to future students and the wider college community.

Jennifer Lawson, Teacher of History at Stockton Sixth Form College, said: “This is an excellent opportunity for Megan and Jennifer to develop their understanding of the Holocaust and share their unique experiences with other History students.

“We have enjoyed a strong relationship with the Holocaust Educational Trust for many years and have been impressed by the positive impact this project has had on students in the past.

“I have every confidence both Megan and Jennifer will be assets to the Lessons from Auschwitz project and represent the college brilliantly.”