Bohunt Liphook commemorated this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day with a Year 9 GCSE Drama performance based on the theme for 2019, ‘Torn from Home’.
Year 9 GCSE Drama students presented a series of devised performances on this sensitive topic in for parents and friends on Thursday, 24 January. The students had been studying The Holocaust as part of their drama course and they focussed on the heartache and brutality faced by many young people of their own age who were torn from their homes during this time.
The performances, presented against the backdrop of Auschwitz -Birkenau, were emotional and thought-provoking. As many are aware, in a few years from now there will be no one alive who can bear witness to the Holocaust and the Year 9 students felt that by doing these plays they were, in some small way, keeping the memory alive. The plays, presented to friends and families of the Year 9 students, raised over £200.00 for the Holocaust Memorial Fund.
Monica Halliday, Head of Drama said, “I am very proud of the students who approached a very sensitive subject with sensitively and took it upon themselves to deliver this performance passionately and professionally”.