Holocaust survivor visits pupils

Hodgson Academy pupils learned first hand about the Holocaust from survivor Harry Bibring

Hodgson Academy pupils learned first hand about the Holocaust from survivor Harry Bibring

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HISTORY has been brought to life for pupils at Hodgson Academy this month by visits from a Holocaust survivor and expert historians.

Harry Bibring talked to GCSE students about how, aged just 12, he was forced from his Austrian home by the Nazis.

He told the classes: “My mother was deported to the death camp at Sobibor in Poland in 1942.

“I managed to flee with my sister to England on the Kindertransport.”

Mr Bibring (pictured with pupils) visited the school on Moorland Road, Poulton, as part of a series of interactive lessons set up by the History Department.

Year Eight pupils also took part in musket and pike drills as part of their learning about the English Civil War, re-enacting scenes of the armed conflict and political plotting between 1642 and 1651, with the help of staff from the Museum of Lancashire.

And Year Nine pupils have created a display to go up in the Preston museum, while Year 10 attended a talk on Working Class Women’s Suffrage in Lancashire.

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