In Harry Olmer’s name

Highly Sprung Performance Co. & Advance Sprung Youth Group

“In Harry Olmer’s name we pledge to share his testimony and celebrate life. To recognise our differences and unite in our humanity. We promise to be a voice for those whose voice has been denied; to challenge intolerance and champion community and to always shine light where darkness grows.

“We will do this by fundraising annually for charities who support children caught up in conflict and working in partnership with the Coventry Refugee & Migrant Centre to support their work.”

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In Dov Reichmann’s name

Southam College

“In Dov Reichmann’s name we pledge to share his testimony and have the right attitude to life. To respect other’s beliefs and enjoy life to the fullest by ensuring through our actions we continue to promote mutual respect and tolerance for all people of faiths, ethnicities and religions.

“We will ensure our ‘right’ attitude leads to the ‘right’ actions and will do this by bringing people together to share laughter and dance through a calendar of activities across the year.”

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In Susie Lind’s name

Selly Oak Trust School

“In Susie’s name we pledge to share her testimony and shine a light on the good work done by our neighbour, Acorns Hospice.

“We will aim to offer some light in these dark times by sharing regular online concerts and virtual events with staff and families in the hospice. We will fundraise through school community events and create artwork for the bedrooms and shared spaces.

“Our students, staff and families will volunteer to work in their gardens to help maintain special outside spaces, connecting our two communities together. We will host Acorns events jointly on our site and develop a strong partnership to continue supporting this incredible charity.”

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In Harry Spiro’s name (Everyone Erdington)

Everyone Erdington

“In Harry Spiro’s name we pledge to share his testimony and work together to make Erdington a “Community of Sanctuary.” Through our work, we will bring Erdington’s communities together, to learn from each other, to share and celebrate our differences and our similarities, our hopes and our aspirations.

“We will work together to create a community of sanctuary where all our residents feel welcome, safe and respected. We will work together to create a community where all will feel valued.”

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In Harry Spiro’s name

James Brindley Academy

“In Harry Spiro’s name we pledge to share his testimony and practice tolerance, taking on board other’s views with an open mind.

“We will do this by supporting our pupils to be anti-bullying ambassadors and work together to run an annual event that promotes tolerance and raises funds for a charity that supports activity for looked after children.”

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In Bob Kirk’s name

Stoke Park School

“In Bob Kirk’s name we pledge to share his testimony and be the light in the darkness of his experience and bring people together.

“We will do this by reaching out to establish a meaningful relationship between the school and the local care home. In these times of separation we intend to termly support individuals with letters.”

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In Hedi Frankl’s name

Arean Academy

“In Hedi Frankl’s name we pledge to share her testimony and have been inspired to be the personification of courage and kindness by offering words of comfort and support to those who are sick, isolating and suffering.

“We will do this by sending cards with personal messages from our students to those in hospitals, care homes and our community, each school term.”

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In Peter Lantos’s name

Ark Victoria Academy & President Kennedy School

“In Peter Lantos’s name we pledge to share his testimony and promote tolerance and respect for difference, in school and with our wider community.

“We will do this by sharing throughout the year our learning with parents and other schools in our network as well as developing links with other Echo Eternal partners including President Kennedy School.” (Ark Victoria Academy)

“In Peter Lantos’s name we pledge to share his testimony and ensure it acts as inspiration to everyone to fight prejudice, intolerance and hatred within and beyond our school and community at all times. We will do this by creating an Echo Eternal Garden in the school grounds that encourages us all to ‘Be the light the in darkness’.

“We will work in collaboration with Parkgate Primary School on the creation and use of the garden as a place to share and remember the testimonies of Peter Lantos and Judith Kerr.” ([President Kennedy School)

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