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Song to remember Holocaust victims

Phil Caffrey is working with Holy Cross RC Primary School pupils to compose a special song to remember holocaust victims.

Phil Caffrey is working with Holy Cross RC Primary School pupils to compose a special song to remember holocaust victims.

Pupils have been putting their musical talents to work as part of remembering the victims of the Holocaust.

Year 6 students at Holy Cross RC Primary School, in Wallsend, have been working with local singer-songwriter Phil Caffrey on composing a song for this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration in North Tyneside.

They will perform their composition, based around the theme of ‘journeys’ at the annual service taking place at North Tyneside Council’s Quadrant headquarters on Monday (January 27).

Phil, who has worked with the school for four years, said: “This project is all about the children writing the song, not me. In 30 years time there will be no one left alive who experienced the holocaust and the children here are keen on keeping the story going.”

Headteacher Andrew James said: “We are privileged and honoured to be invited to write and perform the Holocaust Memorial song again.

“Attending this event is always extremely moving and the opportunity to meet and listen to holocaust survivors makes the children’s learning uncomfortably real.

“The children develop a true sense of their responsibility in ensuring that such a devastating situation never happens again.”

 

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