Community Reflects On Holocaust At Annual Memorial Event

The Broxtowe Community stood together at a short ceremony to mark the 18th annual Holocaust Memorial Day on Friday 26th January in the Walled Garden at Bramcote Hills Park.

Deputy Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Derek Burnett BEM joined thirteen-year–old Youth Mayor Alfie Russell and Deputy Youth Mayor William Mee from Alderman White School, in delivering readings to reflect the theme of this year’s event, ‘The Power of Words’.

Youth Mayor Alfie Russell and Deputy Youth Mayor William Mee look at the Tree of Words featuring poems written by their classmates

History students from Alderman White dedicated a class to writing poems focusing on words and how they can affect us. The poems were displayed in the walled garden as a physical symbol of peace.

There have been many tragic incidents across the world in the past year and the theme of ‘The Power of Words’ is an important message for us to think about. We need to think about the impact of the words we use in everyday life, and how words can be used to create a kinder, united community.” said Councillor Burnett.

Each year for the past 18 years Broxtowe Borough Council has held a ceremony at Bramcote Hills Park to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

You will be able to view the poems written by the students of Alderman White online in the coming days.

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