By Cadoxton Primary School, Nicola Tucker and Vale of Glamorgan Council
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Arts Development Team have worked with conflict and war artist and teacher Nicola Tucker, in response to this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day Trust’s 2016 theme ‘Don’t Stand By’.
The team worked with Cadoxton Primary School pupils to create colourful acetate memorial flames holding individual written pledges within the works, in honour of those who have suffered under oppression, describing how ‘never to stand by’ when negative behaviours occur.
This thought-provoking and powerful short film Don’t Stand By : Flames for Humanity’s Heroes was developed through workshops on behaviour associated with ‘Bystanderism’ and movement and vocal workshops. The pupils studied the stories of Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary during the Holocaust, and Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate.
The year five and six students were enthused about participating in such a unique project, creating a lasting legacy to commemorate HMD and to represent Wales in an international event.
Tracey Harding – Arts Development Officer, Vale of Glamorgan Council – Artist & Project Manager
Josephine Sowden – Arts Assistant Vale of Glamorgan Council – Artist, Cinematographer and Editor
Nicola Tucker – Teacher / Conflict & War Artist – Conceptual Director
Year Five and Six Pupils & Staff of Cadoxton Primary School, Barry Vale of Glamorgan
(with kind permission of Headteacher Janet Hayward OBE)