Anne Frank’s legacy explored

Putteridge High School student presenters Ruby Watts (left) and Jessica Kilby at the Anne Frank exhibition

Putteridge High School student presenters Ruby Watts (left) and Jessica Kilby at the Anne Frank exhibition

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The poignant story of diarist Anne Frank has been brought vividly to life by Putteridge High School history students.

With the help of the Anne Frank Trust, they have been exploring her legacy and presenting an exhibition about the young Jewish victim of the Holocaust and her family.

It covers the Franks’ early life in Germany as well as how they hid from the Nazis in attic rooms and the final devastating events in the concentration camps.

Assistant headteacher Keith Callard said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for our young people to develop their knowledge of these events.

“They showed self confidence in delivering the information in a clear way to other students and staff.

“Their level of knowledge was amazing and their work has given us great insight into the Holocaust.”

> The Anne Frank Schools Programme takes the poignant messages of Anne’s life and diary and helps students understand the damage caused by prejudice and hatred. In developing their literary and presentation skills, it helps young people understand the consequences of unchecked prejudice and discrimination while learning more about themselves and their local community.