[Members of the Holocaust Centre visited Nelson students to teach about humanity]
Nelson students have been part of a new humanity education outreach programme that aims to reach regional centres in the South Island.
Members from the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand visited Nelson College, Nelson College for Girls and Nayland College to help students understand the history of the systematic persecution and killings of Jewish people under the Nazi regime.
The lessons were coupled with human-interest stories in order to inspire empathy and empower the 350 attending students from years 9 to 13 against prejudice. It touched on the importance of diversity, human rights, tolerance and acceptance of others.
Holocaust Centre of New Zealand national education director Chris Harris said historic and thorough education was "vital" to help build tolerance and understanding for the human race and avoid history repeating itself.
To read more, go to the Stuff website: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/91176911/holocaust-centre-of-new-zealand-visits-nelson-students-to-teach-humanity