Pleckgate High School Year Seven students have been showing students, parents and visitors around the school’s Anne Frank exhibition.

The 15 Year Sevens were taught the story of Anne Frank, the German-born diarist who was a Jewish victim of the Holocaust, by the Anne Frank Trust.

They then in turn showed fellow students, parents and visitors from Blackburn and Darwen Council and SACRE (the Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education) around the exhibition.

Year Seven student Areeba Akhter said: “I didn’t know a lot about Anne Frank before this but I have learnt a lot.

“I have learnt about the importance of equality in the world, of the need for human rights, the importance of laws and to be tolerant of other religions.”

Head of Religious Studies Ms Savage said: “These students have been at secondary school less than a month but they have shown confidence and a genuine interest in the subject. We have had such good feedback and it’s important to learn the valuable lessons from Anne Frank’s life and death.”