This morning (27 January 2023), students from Alsop High School in Liverpool accompanied The Worshipful, The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Roy Gladden to lay a wreath at the Holocaust Memorial in St Johns Gardens.
Students Kejsi Cota and Leighton Ferguson laid the wreath on behalf of all schools within the City of Liverpool.
Alsop High School then proceeded to Liverpool Town Hall where members of the sixth form delivered the school’s presentation called ‘A Reflection About Ordinary People’.
Alsop Sixth Form students Rachel Jones, Jamie Farquhar, Lauryn Cook and Sean Thompson spoke movingly about why ordinary people need to challenge prejudice and stand up to hatred.
This was an opportunity to be still and for everyone to reflect on genocide.
Alsop High School also paid tribute to Zigi Shipper BEM, who died earlier this month.
Zigi is a Polish-Jewish survivor of the Holocaust.
As a child, he experienced the Łódź Ghetto and several camps including Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Zigi worked tirelessly for the Holocaust Educational Trust, delivering his Auschwitz survivor testimony and words of hope.
He spoke to thousands of young people in schools, including Alsop High School.
Zigi loved visiting Alsop and always ended with one simple message: ‘Do Not Hate’.
Alsop’s HMD film, featuring Zigi Shipper’s testimony of Auschwitz, continues to be shown around the UK.
Watch the presentation and PowerPoint used today at Liverpool Town Hall here.