Students from Bridlington School had a special visitor as part of their history studies recently.
Mark Schatzberger, a survivor of the Kinder Transport that left Germany and Austria before and during World War Two, visited the school to give a special assembly on the Holocaust atrocities.
A group of Year 8’s had been preparing for his visit, which tied in with a module of work they are covering in their history studies, by creating some work in honour of his visit.
Mark, 93, who lives in York, travelled to Bridlington with his wife Rosa, 93, and remarked how well behaved the students were and how intelligent the questions they asked him were.
Student Dylan Craig, 12, said: “It was really interesting and Mark spoke about a lot of things you can’t find in any history books.”
Lillie Smelt, 13, commented: “We all learned a lot from what Mark told us, what occurred then should never happen again.”
Sam Clare, who is Deputy Head at Bridlington School, said: “We were very excited to welcome such a special guest. It was a fascinating talk and it was a once in a lifetime experience for the students.”
After the assembly Mark and his wife enjoyed lunch with the head boy and girl along with the headteacher and some staff members.