Bingley Grammar School

07.03.22

World Book Day - Anne Frank Event

On Friday 4th March, students who were tour guides for the recent Anne Frank Exhibition at school in December attended an exclusive online event for World Book Day, organised by the Anne Frank Trust.

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Sadly Eva Schloss, the step daughter of Otto Frank and co-founder of the Anne Frank Trust was not able to attend the event. However, the event was still a great success.

Miss Shah said,

The online WBD event was extremely engaging and informative. James and Tim were fantastic hosts and the students, who were all tour guides for the Anne Frank Exhibition in November in school, said that they enjoyed the event and learnt so much from it. 

I asked them to arrive 20 minutes before the event commenced and I spoke about Eva Schloss briefly and showed them her book 'The Promise' - I am hoping to be able to get some copies for the school library. I also talked about Miep Gies as I have recently read her book Anne Frank Remembered and I told them about the outline of the online WBD event.

After the event, I asked for feedback. My students said that a big highlight for them was the interactive aspect. They enjoyed answering the questions and hearing answers from other students as well as the perspectives from Tim and James. Thank you to both for sharing their personal experiences of discrimination. Our students also enjoyed seeing Malorie Blackman and Jacqueline Wilson reading extracts from Anne's diary.

Student feedback:

"I was so inspired by this experience for so many reasons. For example, learning about Eva Schloss and what she went through in Auschwitz. Also the extracts from Anne’s Diary were very touching and inspiring and taught me a lot about having confidence in humanity and hope for a brighter and better future where all people are equal and no discrimination."  Emma Wilkins

"The presentation today influenced me in many good ways and overall made me want to be a better person. For example, do not judge a book by its cover. This message really hit me because of the impact that it really has if you fully take it in. It can be the difference between life and death. I would like to say a huge thank you to the Anne Frank Trust for inspiring not just me to do better but also how I treat the people that I am around day to day."  Harry Kirk

"I am very proud of all the students who attended the event. They engaged with the presenters well, answering the questions they asked very thoughtfully. Well done, you are all a credit to Bingley Grammar!"  Miss Shah

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