The Importance Of Teaching Your Kids TOLERANCE
I was in a school on Friday and the assembly was incredibly moving as it inspired awe, wonder, reverence and dignity. It was about teaching the children about tolerance and learning from the past, and it was based around Holocaust Memorial Day.
The teacher’s father had been in a concentration camp in Belgium and she had visited the camp many, many years later herself. Her account and photos were very moving. It was also inspirational as her father fortunately lived and she felt it was important for her to teach the children about the importance of tolerance, misuse of power and independent thought.
I found it incredibly thought provoking.
Today is Holocaust Memorial Day 2013 and the theme for this year is Communities together: Build a Bridge.
The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) is a charity which works to raise awareness and you can find out more about what they do on their website. http://hmd.org.uk/about/our-work
By taking inspiration from the past, celebrating difference and ensuring respect for all you can Build a Bridge in your community and help to create a safer, better future.
Click here http://buildabridge.hmd.org.uk/ to Build a Bridge.
Holocaust Memorial Day provides an opportunity for everyone to learn lessons from the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides and apply them to the present day to create a safer, better future.
On HMD they share the memory of the millions who have been murdered in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur in order to challenge hatred and persecution around the world today.
Here are my tips on how to teach your kids to be more tolerant.