Report on Anne Frank Exhibition
Last tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday about 10 pupils of year 8 were trained to be Anne Frank educators. On the Tuesday and Wednesday two members of the Anne Frank Trust, Marian and Adam came into school to educate us on Anne Frank, her family and the holocaust. Training us to be Anne Frank educators. A exhibition was set up all around the library with pupils work on display. The pupils being trained were guided around the exhibition by Marian and Adam before being taught more about the holocaust improving their knowledge on the subject. This all leading up to the guides teaching classes from the school and also a year 6 class from Broughton Primary School.
On Wednesday every pupil being trained decided what they wanted to do the next two days to the classes. The options were to either to do a workshop including a suitcase with a replica of Anne Frank’s diary inside. Or to pick about three or four sections/ boards of the story of the holocaust to explain to other pupils.
On Thursday, classes came in including three year 8 classes, one year 7 class and one year 10 class. The pupils taught the year 7s and 8s working very hard to make sure all the pupils involved understood everything the guides said. Some of the guides even took over one of the Anne Frank Trust members jobs of introducing the topic to the classes and doing a brief explanation of the story.
Some of the guides said that Friday was the highlight of the week because a year 6 class from Broughton joined us for the afternoon. Each guide was given either 2 or 3 children to take round the whole exhibition and teach everything to them. Each year 6 pupil was given a Anne Frank booklet to fill in on the way round with help from their guides. There was activities to do on the way round. Afterwards each child had a drink and a biscuit and sat down to chat with their guides. By this time the guides had formed a bond with their year 6 pupils so had a lovely time just talking together. Teachers from Broughton Primary School commented on how well the guides taught the children and how friendly they were.
This was a great event and we hope to do it or something similar in the future.
Report By Maddie Cowgill Smith