Daventry students study Auschwitz horrors

Oakleigh Cooper and Jacob Traynor
Oakleigh Cooper and Jacob Traynor

Two sixth form students from Danetre and Southbrook Learning Village (DSLV) have returned from an educational trip to Auschwitz.

The trip, run through the Holocaust Educational Trust, is part of the Government’s initiative to highlight issues of inequality.

Oakleigh Cooper and Jacob Traynor visited the memorial and state museum after the Government provided funding for the two students to attend an organised visit to Poland, to see first-hand the infamous Second World War ‘death camp’.

The Holocaust Educational Trust has been running since 1988 and its aim is to educate young people from every background about the Holocaust and the important lessons to be learned for today.

The Trust works in schools, universities and in the community to raise awareness and understanding of the Holocaust, providing teacher training, an outreach programme for schools, teaching aids and resource material.

Jacob and Oakleigh are both hoping to go on to university to study history after their A-levels.

Both 6th formerws are contemplating a career in education.