Last month Jake and Seb from Class 11 visited Auschwitz as part of a group of teenagers from local schools. It was a real opportunity for the boys but also an emotional experience.
Last week they shared that experience with the Upper School pupils in Assembly. They gave a very moving and powerful presentation accompanied by photos they had taken. Some of the stories were hard to hear but they got the balance just right and both clearly felt a responsibility to keep the memory of the victims alive. At the end of the talk, instead of a round of applause they asked for a minute’s silence which was observed by every person in the room.
Last night the boys were kind enough to give their presentation again to parents. Their compassion for what they had seen and the mature way they spoke about it were a credit to them both.