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Anne Frank Exhibition – ‘A History For Today’
Lawnswood is excited to be hosting the ‘A History For Today’ exhibition in conjunction with the Anne Frank Trust.
More than twenty Year 9 students have worked with staff from the Trust to be trained as peer guides. By the 22nd of March when the exhibition closes, they will have explained the significance of Anne Frank’s life and times to over one thousand visitors. One Year 7 student remarked “That really made me think, I’m glad we saw that” after taking part in a tour during their history lesson.
It has been amazing to see the confidence, knowledge and skills of these ambassadors grow during the exhibition. They have taken responsibility for organising groups and visitors, and as one said “It has been good to get the opportunity to learn about, and explain, something so important”. A highlight of the exhibition so far was when it was opened to parents and visitors on Thursday the 14th. Visitors were very impressed by the quality of explanation and helpfulness of the ambassadors.
A small group of the guides will have the opportunity to continue work with the Anne Frank Trust, and all of Year 9 will also be doing some important workshops on tackling prejudice in May.