Search

Holocaust refugee talks to teenagers at Belsize Square synagogue workshops

15:00 15 February 2014

Students from La Sainte Union School learn about the Holocaust at Belsize Square Synagogue Survivor Harry Heber with students. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Students from La Sainte Union School learn about the Holocaust at Belsize Square Synagogue Survivor Harry Heber with students. Picture: Nigel Sutton

© Nigel Sutton email pictures@nigelsuttonphotography.com

A synagogue has held workshops for teenagers so they can learn more about the Holocaust.

About 500 pupils, aged between 13 and 15, from schools such as La Sainte Union, Highgate Road, Highgate and South Hampstead High School, Maresfield Gardens, Hampstead, attended Lessons from the Holocaust at the Belsize Square Synagogue, in Belsize Square, Belsize Park.

The sessions introduced the teenagers to Jewish practices, the story of Anne Frank and the experiences of survivors and refugees.

The event has been running for more than a decade and was established after the Holocaust became part of the national curriculum. Co-organiser Sue Leon said: “I’m very proud of the event. It’s always been a great success and we have had a huge response from schools.”

Planning is now underway for the next session of events and an outreach programme is available for schools that cannot transport pupils to the synagogue.

0 comments

Latest Hampstead & Highgate News Stories

25 minutes ago
Nina Martynchyk with her foster mother, Nina B

A young woman who overcame anorexia is organising a conference with the Royal Free Hospital to draw attention to how the condition affects children and teenagers

16:01
Highgate School

Students and staff at Highgate school were reflecting on a very impressive set of GCSE results today, with 88.2 percent of exams receiving a grade of A* or A.

12:41
Hampstead School is in Westbere Road (Pic credit: Google streetview)

The Hampstead School has once again seen its GCSE results improve today, with nearly a quarter of all grades receiving an A* or A grade.

11:53
Hornsey School for Girls

Girls at Hornsey School for Girls were today collecting some stellar GCSE results.

11:44
Sam White has praised William Ellis pupils

The headteacher of William Ellis school, Sam White, was full of praise for his students today after a promising set of GCSE results.

10:56
UCS school

University College School was today celebrating the second best set of GCSE results in its history, with a remarkable 88.6 percent of exams achieving either an A* or A grade.

06:00
GCSE results are out tomorrow

Teenagers across the country face one of the most nerve-racking days of their young lives today with the publication of GCSE results.

Yesterday, 16:11
Mansfield Bowling club is run-down but beloved by residents in Dartmouth Park. Photo: Polly Hancock

Residents are urged to opposed an appeal from developers to build a “luxury” housing developent on the 100-year-old Mansfield Bowling Club, after their plans were rejected

PROMOTED CONTENT

The showroom is located in Hayes

After 25 years as a trade-only business, family-run door manufacturers Composite Door Master are set to open their first public showroom in Hayes this weekend.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Most read Hampstead & Highgate news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our regular newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

You could win £15,000 to spend on either their mortgage or a deposit towards the home of their dreams

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a period of time when you simply don’t have to worry about finding the money each month to pay your mortgage? When you don’t have to put money aside from your monthly income, or worry about having to afford other essential outgoings?

Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate that one lucky winner will receive four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All runners up will get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now