Pupils train are VIP guides to Anne Frank exhibition

Year 9 students  from Saint Aidan's Technology College were selected as tour guides for a special exhibition  on Anne Frank .
Year 9 students from Saint Aidan's Technology College were selected as tour guides for a special exhibition on Anne Frank .

When the Anne Frank Trust set up an exhibition at Saint Aidan’s school the VIP display guides were none other than the pupils from the Technology College.

The Preesall students trained specially to lead other pupils round the exhibition which had a triple focus on the Holocaust, Anne Frank’s own story and challenging prejudice.

I wanted to do it because it is a really good opportunity to talk to different kinds of people and learn new things

Rebekah Pennington

In order to qualify for the post, Year 9 pupils had to write a letter to Head of Year Mrs Kate Bray explaining why they wished to become a ‘tour guide’ for the museum.

Mrs Bray described it as “a unique opportunity” to develop the students’ understanding of Anne Frank and improve their communication skills.

She added, “It is really exciting that they will be showing the rest of the school around the exhibition.”

The aim was for all Humanities students to have seen the installation before it closed on Friday.

Guide Rebekah Pennington, 13, explained: “I wanted to do it because it is a really good opportunity to talk to different kinds of people and learn new things. I feel great that I’m getting to do something so unique.”