PUPILS at an East Renfrewshire school have taken part in a month-long project to learn about the horrors of the Holocaust.

Working in partnership with charity Gathering the Voices, an educational programme was developed for all pupils at St Ninian’s High.

A mobile exhibition was created with testimonies and images of Holocaust survivors, which gave pupils an insight into the Holocaust, the Second World War and the human experience of refugees.

The project also involved all pupils at the Giffnock school attending presentations from guest speakers who are direct descendants of Holocaust survivors.

The presentations, although based on historical events, were made relevant to the young people through discussions around social media, the importance of kindness, moral choice and making the most out of life.

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John Docherty, headteacher at St Ninian’s High, said: "We were delighted to help share important lessons from the Holocaust. 

"Throughout all of the educational elements of the project, the underlying message was respect for all, which is a common theme promoted daily at St Ninian’s High School.”

To complement the programme, an information evening was also held at the school, which was open to pupils, parents and staff from across East Renfrewshire.

Guest speakers Hilary and Steven Anson and Claire and Howard Singerman, who are volunteers with Gathering the Voices, gave powerful and emotive presentations about their family members who were survivors of the Holocaust.