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First Minister Joins Lessons From Auschwitz Visit

Yesterday, First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon MSP joined our students, Iona and Jo, as well as 200 students and teachers from across Scotland on the Lessons from Auschwitz Project.

October has been a significant month for the Project, marking our 200th visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau. To date, over 37,000 students and teachers have visited the camp as part of this unique project.

Every year, through this Project, students from across the country learn about the Holocaust, they hear the testimony of a Holocaust survivor, and they visit the site where over 1 million Jewish men, women and children were murdered.

In today’s climate, where we see increasing incidents of antisemitism, and in the shadow of the tragic attack at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, we know why the Trust’s work is so vital. It is important now, more than ever, to ensure that young people from every background can see for themselves where racism, prejudice and antisemitism can ultimately lead.

Reflecting on the visit, the Scottish First Minister commented, “it’s hard to put into words the impact. The sheer scale of the horror and the remnants of so many lives, the shoes, suitcases, photos, is hard to comprehend.”

“We must ensure the Holocaust is never forgotten. The work of the Holocaust Educational Trust is vital in educating young people about the Holocaust and what can happen if prejudice and racism become acceptable in a society. I’m proud the Scottish Government is able to support them to continue their important work and I am honoured to be participating in this visit.”

We are so proud of the thousands of young people who, having seen Auschwitz with their own eyes, go on to become our Ambassadors; a generation of advocates for history, an army of young people from every background, ready to stand up and speak out against hatred whenever and wherever it is found.

Iona Copeland said ‘the whole experience has been really emotional but also amazing. We have learnt so much and it’s been a great experience to be part of. To be selected along with Jo to represent Dyce Academy has been a life changing opportunity’

Taste of Hospitality Evening – 27 November 2018 – Marcliffe Hotel and Spa

DYW North East have organised a free event for teachers and parents who want to know more about pathways for school pupils into hospitality.

More details on the event can be found here – DYW Taste of Hospitality Flyer

and information on how to register is available on –

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-taste-of-hospitality-parent-pupil-and-teacher-information-evening-tickets-51333741603

S2 Expressive Arts IDL Project – Aberdeen Harbour

S2 students have been working all term across Art, Drama and Music on a cross curricular project based on Aberdeen Harbour. Looking at the history and cultural connections of the harbour, students have been exploring through the arts the impact the harbour has and plays on their community.

Students shared their work to each other which included art work based on ‘the plastic sea’ and ‘historic Aberdeen’. The Art students were lucky to work with local artist Tracey Johnston who helped develop skills, share her experience and enable our young people to create some stunning work. Students hared their music technology creation and graphic scores of ‘the sounds of the harbour’ as well as a live physical theatre performance called ‘Our Aberdeen’ which looked at key moments in the history of the harbour.

Faculty Head, Mr Naples-Campbell, said ‘All this term students have been working hard to look at their history and community. This has been an exciting project to work and it’s been great to see our young people celebrate their work on a day of sharing.’

Fraser Dow from S2 said ‘It’s been really interesting and I was excited to show others in my year what we had worked on, it was good to put what we had learnt into practice.’

 

SQA – Your Coursework 2018-19

All students undertaking SQA qualfications this year will be issued with a copy of the SQA “Your Coursework” booklet over the next 2 weeks.

It is vital that pupils and parents are aware of the advice that this booklet provides to candidates on the production of coursework materials.  The booklet contains essential information and rules that candidate must read before they start producing work that will be submitted for marking.  The information has been updated and should be read by all candidates – even those who have submitted coursework in previous years.

A copy of the booklet can be downloaded here – SQA Your Coursework 2018-19

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