Our students spread kindness throughout the community as we commemorated Holocaust Memorial Day 2022.
The students wrote messages on stones and left them throughout Idle and Thackley for people to pick up and take home. They also delivered bunches of flowers to local businesses, leaving them on doorsteps and handing them to passers-by.
Students from the Learning Oasis created a display to remind how important it is to never forget why we commemorate the day and Post 16 students continued the random acts of kindness by painting miniature dolls that they gave to staff.
Ms Mirza, Inclusion Leader at Immanuel College, who led a group of students who went out into the community, explained: ”As a school we felt it was really important to mark this event and remember the survivors of these atrocities, not just during the Holocaust but that have continued to plague history over time. We wanted to get our students involved in spreading some love and kindness in our community.
“We left stones, that the students have painted, and gave flowers to people that we have met in the community; or we’ve left them on doorsteps and in lots of other places for people where they can find and enjoy them.
“Along the journey we also met a Jewish lady who was the daughter of survivors of the Holocaust, she told the students what it meant to grow up being Jewish and was very touched by the gift that we shared with her.”
Millie Barker, a student in Year 8, said: “It’s important that we remember the horrible things that people went through. By spreading some happiness we can show that we understand what people have gone through.”