St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School, in St Helens, came together as a community in the week leading up to 2022’s Holocaust Memorial Day, with Cowley International College, to share resources and prayers and learn together.
Head students from St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School and Cowley International College not only worked together to share their resources for their peers and teachers, across the borough of St Helens but also shared a minute’s silence on the day so both schools were able to reflect and remember together.
Catherine Hughes, curriculum leader for religious education and chair of St Helens SACRE said: “The theme for this year was ‘One Day’ and it was so important for our young people to work and communicate with people they would never usually cross paths with and to make that One Day memorable and special.”
“The week not only allowed our students to come together as a community but also allowed for an opportunity to learn and reflect on their own lives.”
At 8pm on 27 January 2022, the St Cuthbert’s family were encouraged to join the rest of the nation by putting a candle in their window to remember those who were murdered for who they were and to stand against hostility and prejudice, as part of the campaign #LightTheDarkness.
Catherine Twist, headteacher at St Cuthbert’s said: “Organising community events like this, has continued to encourage everyone in our community to reflect on the depths humanity can sink to but also look to the ways individuals and communities can resist darkness to ‘be the light’.
“Our young people are a testimony to that every day and work hard to be live by our mission ‘to treat others as you would like to be treated.”