Anne Frank Annual Conference

Published on 09 July 2018

Anne Frank Annual Conference

On Thursday 21st July a group of eight Vandyke students from Years 10 and 11 travelled to Manchester for the annual Anne Frank ambassador conference that took part in the Z Arts theatre. The morning started off with a small panic as one of the ambassadors was running a little late but they thankfully arrived in plenty of time for our train from Milton Keynes. 

Upon arrival we were welcomed with the lovely sight of chocolate cake and fruit, then we made our way to the main theatre. Here we had the amazing opportunity to hear from a child holocaust survivor, Joanna Millan,who spoke vividly about her memories of being brought up in a concentration camp and her life after the war in Britain. The day gave us a huge range of opportunities to talk with other schools who have been involved with the Anne Frank Trust project and find out more information about the campaigns we have all created within our schools.

The last speeches of the day made  the whole audience consider what they can do to ensure the remembrance of the Holocaust and the massive impact it had on people’s lives. We then had the privilege to be awarded our Anne Frank Ambassador certificates as a symbol of our work for the Anne Frank Trust. We also received a lovely goodie bag which made everyone much more uplifted for the long journey home.

Overall the day gave the whole board of Vandyke Anne Frank Ambassadors a new view on the work of the Trust and the impact we have within our school communities. It was a huge privilege to be involved in the day and I look forward to carrying on the important message of Anne Frank to our school and local community. We would all like to give a huge shout out to Mrs Quinn and Mr Bodo for all their hard work and making it possible for us to attend the conference and their support in allowing us to become ambassadors on behalf of the school.

Louie Jones

Year 11 Anne Frank Ambassador