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School Parliament Memorial

On Thursday we went to Liverpool Town Hall for Schools’ Parliament, the theme was Holocaust Memorial Day.

When we arrived, we had the chance to look around a Holocaust related display in the hall of remembrance. Ellis and Ferthie recognised a lot of the information as they have been looking at World War 2 in history.

We then took our seats, we had red, leather chairs with big armrests and a microphone in front of us in case we wanted to ask questions.

First of all, we listened to Bethany Robinson who was a Holocaust Educational Trust Ambassador – she told us about her experiences of recently visiting Auschwitz.

Then, as a schools’ parliament we gave support to its statement of commitment, this is;

1) I will stand up for what Is right and speak out against what is unfair and wrong.

2) I will try to defend those who cannot defend themselves.

3) I will strive for a world in which our differences will make no difference – a world in which everyone is treated fairly and has an equal chance in life.

We then had the privilege of listening to three survivors from the Holocaust; Faye Healey, John Goldsmith and Sonia Strong. They told us their stories and we had the chance to ask them questions. They each had fascinating stories to tell.

We had a great day at the Town Hall and can’t wait for the next schools’ parliament.