STUDENTS and staff from Years 7 and 8 at King’s Ely Junior came together in Ely Cathedral this morning (January 27th) to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
Holocaust Memorial Day remembers those who died in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides, and encourages people to think about the virtues of courage, patience, hope and generosity that so many people face in the wake of adversity and suffering. It was first held in the UK on January 27th 2001 and has been on the same date every year since.
Our service featured a reading by Andrew Marshall, First Deputy Head at King’s Ely Junior, from ‘The Happiest Man on Earth: The Beautiful Life of an Auschwitz Survivor’, written by Eddie Jaku.
Year 8 pupil and Joint Head Chorister, James Allen, did a superb job of performing Bloch’s ‘Prayer’ on the cello, with our Director of Music, Neil Porter-Thaw, on the piano.
Students and staff from King’s Ely Senior have their Holocaust Memorial Service in the Cathedral tomorrow (January 28th) morning.