27th January 2010 – Holocaust Memorial Day – marks the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. On this day, the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust is challenging everyone across the UK to become part of a Legacy of Hope.

They have commissioned an artist to work with six schools in the UK to produce pieces of art with a positive message for HMD.

BRGS was invited to participate because of the innovative cross curricular approach used by staff when teaching the Holocaust.

9B worked with performance artist Phillip Davenport to produce images which will be distributed to schools nationally for the 2010 commemorations.

Both Phillip and HMD education manager Catherine Bowens were delighted with the work produced by Year 9 and remarked on the wonderful reception they had been given at BRGS.

Year 9 Legacy of Hope Artwork October 2009