We are delighted to share that Woodhey has been accepted onto the UCL's Beacon School programme for 2024-2025

What is the Beacon School Programme?

The Holocaust Beacon School programme, in collaboration with University College London (UCL), is an educational initiative designed to empower schools in commemorating and teaching about the Holocaust, with a focus on promoting understanding, empathy, and critical thinking among students. The UCL will support Woodhey to continue to provide outstanding genocide education through a comprehensive support programme. This year, we are one of less than 20 schools to be successful in being accepted onto the programme, and we think this will benefit staff, students, the local community, and the wider Shaw Education Trust in countless ways.

What does it mean for Woodhey?

By participating in this programme, schools gain access to a wealth of resources, training, and support from experts in Holocaust education, including workshops, seminars, and materials tailored to their specific needs and curriculum requirements. Through engaging with survivor testimonies, historical documents, and interactive learning activities, our students will develop a deeper appreciation of the human impact of the Holocaust and its broader historical context, fostering empathy, tolerance, and a commitment to combatting prejudice and discrimination in their communities. Being part of the Holocaust Beacon School programme not only enhances a school's capacity to deliver high-quality Holocaust education but also provides recognition and validation of its commitment to promoting remembrance, understanding, and social justice, thereby contributing to a more inclusive and informed society.