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Royal Wootton Bassett Academy Conference


The Royal Wootton Bassett Academy and the IOE’s Centre for Holocaust Education are holding a conference “Empowering Young People to Change the World” on 29-30 May.

The conference for teachers, educationalists, NGOs, and policymakers seeks to engage and inspire participants and other relevant education-related stakeholders in the field with keynote speakers, workshops, seminars and a variety of other networking, practical and arts/cultural opportunities. It will aim to broaden understanding of the Holocaust, genocide and human rights issues - and argue that education is about academic excellence, knowledge and understanding, but also developing the whole person, about facilitating a young person’s self-understanding and experience of others. 

IHRA Chair Sir Andrew Burns will participate in the “Question Time” –style panel and introduce the speaker for the evening gala dinner, Martin Bell OBE. 

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy runs a nationally and internationally recognized whole-school Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Programme (HGP). This unique approach has enjoyed significant cross party support has fostered relationships with a variety of leading organizations and individuals who have collaborated with Royal Wootton Bassett Academy.  

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy has been recognized by, among others, Genocide Watch, the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity and most recently became one of the Institute of Education's Centre for Holocaust Education “Beacon Schools.”