Students volunteer to be tour guides for Thomas Clarkson Academy’s powerful Anne Frank exhibition

11:43 24 May 2014

Tour guides Brooke Fethbridge (left) and Abigail Pittam, both 14.

Tour guides Brooke Fethbridge (left) and Abigail Pittam, both 14.

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An Anne Frank exhibition is taking place at a Fenland college with students acting as tour guides.

Fifteen Thomas Clarkson Academy year 9 pupils have been trained by The Anne Frank Trust UK to guide visitors around the exhibition Anne Frank: A History for Today,

The exhibition, which is funded by the Big Lottery, the Anne Frank Schools’ and Ambassadors’ Programme, explores the Holocaust and Anne’s message of hope in the face of adversity.

Following the exhibition the guides will have the opportunity to become Anne Frank Ambassadors, helping to spread the messages from Anne’s story to others in the school and feeder primary schools and helping to challenge prejudice and prevent hate-related attitudes developing.

RE teacher Vicky Coleman said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to get an in-depth understanding of Anne Frank’s story and the Holocaust and to share that knowledge with the rest of the school.”

History teacher Lois Russell said: “The students have taken an extremely mature and sensitive approach to what is a very harrowing tale, and have received positive comments from staff and students about the tours they have provided so far.”

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