AROUND 600 pupils at a secondary school are getting the chance to learn about the Holocaust with a pop-up exhibition and an upcoming talk from a Holocaust survivor.

Horizon Community College will host the talk with survivor Dr Iby Knill next Friday, ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day on Monday, January 27.

Dr Iby Knill has written two books about her experience of the Holocaust - The Woman Without A Number and The Woman With A Number - and goes around the UK speaking about her life.

The talk is part of Horizon’s partnership with the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, and the school has also partnered with the Anne Frank Trust to provide a pop-up exhibition over the next two weeks.

More than 600 children across different years in the school will be given a tour from year 8 students, with 20 being selected and trained to deliver the tours.

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Careers and Enterprise Coordinator Tom West said: “The guided tours have now started and the trained students have been taking other pupils round the exhibition, telling them more about it and answering questions.

“These tours will finish before the talk with Holocaust survivor Dr Iby Knill and the exhibition will be available for people to see on the evening of the talk as well.

“After this, the exhibition will go to the Library @ The Lightbox for a week.

“The tours are being given when it’s the students’ history lessons, so there are two or three tours going on a day."