Holocaust Memorial Day 2018: 27th January 
The power of words is the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2018. 
Words can make a difference – both for good and evil. 
'I want to go on living even after my death! And that’s why I am so grateful to God for having given me this gift, which I can use to develop myself and to express all that’s in me. When I write I can shake off all my cares; my sorrow disappears; my spirits are revived.'  
Anne Frank, written in her diary, 5 April 1944 
To mark HMD 2018 and to honour those who have lost their lives to Genocide we will be thinking about the power of words in assemblies each day this week and in sacred time. 
Writing competition 
Furthermore, we are marking HMD with a school writing competition which all students are invited to enter.  
To enter the competition you need to submit a piece of writing which is linked to the Holocaust, Genocide or persecution. Your writing can be research-based in your own words, it can be a poem you have written, a letter or another piece of writing which you think is suitable. This is an open competition and all entries are welcome! 
Winning entries will receive a treat from Miss Turton and will be proudly published on the school website. Students may also share their words at the Holocaust Remembrance Service which will be held at break time on Friday 2nd February in H2.  
Please submit your writing entries to Miss Turton by 3pm on Thursday 1st February.