Lichfield Cathedral is offering free online resources for schoolchildren to learn about Holocaust Memorial Day.
The cathedral usually marks the memorial, which falls on January 27, with a day of activities and learning. This year it’s been moved online and can be accessed by teachers or parents for home learning.
There are online resources aimed at KS2 and KS3 including a presentation with question prompts, lesson activities and a teacher support pack.
An online service on the day is aimed at KS4 pupils, but younger children can watch if their teacher or parents feel it’s appropriate. It will include music and a reading of the poem We Remember Them.
Gregory Platten, Canon Chancellor at Lichfield Cathedral, said: ‘At a time of global instability, where minorities continue to be persecuted and murdered for their difference, it is vital that we come together in community to remember.
“Lichfield Cathedral has long been committed to honouring this day, recalling the Shoah, and subsequent Holocausts. We are painfully aware that when we fail to remember past horrors, they can too easily be repeated.
“As we come together on Holocaust Memorial Day in solemn remembrance for all who have died through the hatred of Holocausts, we also commit ourselves to build a world where difference is a cause for celebration, not murder or hatred.”
To access the online resources visit https://www.lichfield-cathedral.org/education/holocaust-memorial-day-3
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