Pupils remember the Holocaust in memorial day service

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PRIESTS, councillors and students attended a service today to mark the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust.

Sir Robert Woodard Academy in Lancing saw a big turn out for the event this morning.

Chairman of Adur District Council Fred Lewis said it is important that school’s are made aware of the travesties that took place during World War II.

“I feel that we have got to tell the new generations of what went on and they have got to understand it was horrendous, and when you think of six million people dying for no reason at all, it’s just not on. We have to inform them what happened,” he said.

Head teacher Peter Midwinter said the turn out has grown significantly since the school first held the memorial day service last year.

Those in attendence today included MP Tim Loughton, Reverend Michael Blades of St Francis Church in Shoreham and Rabbi Vivian Silverman of the Hove Hebrew Congregation.