Last week was a special moment, when we remembered the students that Eerde lost during the second World War, but also all the other war victims during the International Holocaust remembrance ceremony. Together with Ommen’s major mr. Hans Vroomen, we paid respect by lighting candles, listening to speeches and music, and laying a wreath at the monument at our campus, while calling the names of the students we lost.
INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY
Last Friday we observed Holocaust Memorial Day. In the school foyer we created a display identifying ordinary people who did extraordinary things during World War 2; people from all over the globe who did remarkable things for their fellow human beings. Our IB students gave a presentation about these people too and in the foyer we placed a mirror which said.. “What would you do?”.
The local Mayor, Mr Hans Vrooman, came and made a thought provoking speech and then joined us as we walked together to our Holocaust Memorial and laid a stone for each of the 14 Eerde students who perished in the Holocaust and a wreath to remember them. Candles were lit at the memorial and students returned there throughout the day to pay their respects.
It was a somber day, but beautifully executed and we would like to thank all those who were involved in putting it on.
The boarders are currently very excited to hear who has been successful as Heads of House, and the results are……… going to be announced in our Boarding Meeting next week! In the meantime I must say how impressed we all were with the candidates and whilst not all have been successful we feel blessed with the extensive leadership we have had at Eerde.
Coming weeks will be as busy as last week, where we can look forward to the second edition of our annual Career Carousel, and an amazing guest speaker on the 22nd of February, preparing for the Ski trip and Portugal Trip.