Following the success of the Echo Eternal project Jewellery Quarter Academy made a successful application to become a Beacon School for Holocaust Education.
Echo Eternal is a national project involving 36 schools.
The aim of this project is to create pieces of performing art which reflect the testimony of Holocaust survivors. The project will provide art for The National Holocaust Memorial which is being built next door to The Houses of Parliament. One Hundred and Twelve Holocaust Survivors were interviewed by Natasha Kaplinsky. Each survivor shared their experiences of The Holocaust and talked about subsequent lives. These testimonies have been captured on a short film. Schools taking part in this project are gifted he filmed testimony of a survivor and around this, with the support of a local resident artist, a piece of art or performance is created. The art of performance will provide a lasting testimony which can Echo around the Holocaust Memorial Building and beyond.
Students from The Jewellery Quarter Academy are creating a piece of Drama around the testimony of Zigi Shipper.
The Jewellery Quarter Academy is working with a local theatre production company called Stans Cafe who are creating a performance with twenty two of our students.
The national launch took place in Birmingham Library on Monday 29th January. there were a number of speakers including Zigi Shipper himself and Natasha Kaplinsky.