Day 19: Susie Lind led by Selly Oak Trust School - 25th January
In partnership with Acorns Hospice and Selly Oak Arts Forum.
For the final campaign day, Selly Oak Trust School shone a light on the words of Susie Lind. This short film brings together creative responses and the pledge created by students that starts a year of focussed activity.
The school were pleased to announce a closer working relationship with Acorns Hospice who are next door to the school and they look forward to finding ways to shine a light on the great work they do at the hospice to support children and families at a time of need.
“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.”
Susie survived the Holocaust by escaping on the Kindertransport. She was placed on one of the last Kindertransport trains by her mother when she was aged 14. She never saw her mother again.
After the war, she found out her family home had been taken over by the Nazis as their HQ.
“Everybody has to learn to live with everybody else, regardless of creed or religion.”