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Paul Maynard
Blackpool North
& Cleveleys
 
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Cleveleys and Blackpool North
MP encourages schools to take up offer to visit Holocaust site.

MP encourages schools to take up offer to visit Holocaust site.

MP encourages schools to take up offer to visit Holocaust site. Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP, Paul Maynard, today writes to post-16 schools encouraging to take up an offer by the Holocaust Educational Trust for 2 students from each school to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau.

MP encourages schools to take up offer to visit Holocaust site.

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP, Paul Maynard, today writes to post-16 schools encouraging to take up an offer by the Holocaust Educational Trust for 2 students from each school to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau. The one day trip to the infamous Nazi concentration camp in Poland is part funded by the Government. The trip is £59 per person travelling, but additional funding can be applied for to cover the this and other travel costs.

Commenting, Paul says, “Although many students learn about the Holocaust from books and film, its true terror and horror cannot be contemplated without an visit. The scale of wanton cruelty and murder is beyond belief to people alive today. As someone who studied history, trips like this where meaning can be established and respects paid to the lives lost, play a big part in understanding and learning. I really do hope that schools in my seat take up this opportunity. I also applaud the last Government for starting this programme and also the current Government for continuing to support it.”