Anne Frank Exhibition Visit

We recently took students from the ‘Read Around the World’ book group to visit the Anne Frank Exhibition in St Albans Abbey. The book group meets once per half term and is a joint project between the Humanities and English faculties at Croxley Danes School. The group gives students an opportunity to explore books relating to Humanities subjects. The students had recently read Anne Frank’s diary so we felt it would be a valuable experience to take them to visit the exhibition and bring Anne’s remarkable story to life. We were all able to enrich our understanding of what life was like for Anne and relate her experience to other examples of persecution and discrimination.

Standing in her replica bedroom was especially poignant and made us realise quite how small the space was that she had been hiding in.

One of our year 8 students Srihirani, wrote the following article about our visit,

Have you ever visited a place called St Albans Abbey? It is amazing, especially the view from the outside. We were greeted by the kind and friendly staff once we arrived. The trip was based mostly about Anne Frank, a well-known German autobiographer and World War II Holocaust victim. We learnt many facts about the War and were shown houses from that time and how people were treated. It was very touching. We also watched a video on Anne Frank’s life, which was really interesting. We learnt about which parts of the house Anne had stayed in. We then wandered around the area and read all the facts dotted around the room. We left that day with our mind full of information, you should try and visit the exhibition too, I would really recommend it!