North Kent students join Nick Clegg on Auschwitz trip
PUBLISHED: 08:05 24 October 2012
Students from north Kent joined deputy prime minister Nick Clegg on a trip to Auschwitz last week.
The tour marked the 100th visit to the site with the Holocaust Educational Trust, a government-funded scheme that takes 3,000 students to the former Nazi extermination camp in Poland each year.
Pupils from Dartford Grammar School, North West Kent College, St George’s CoE and Wilmington Grammar School for Girls joined the one-day trip.
On their return they will pass on what they have learned to others in their school or community.
Mr Clegg said: “Forgetfulness is the surest way that hatred, violence and prejudice carries on and repeats itself, and so to teach generations what happened in the war by showing them places like this is an antidote against forgetting.”