Celtic Football Club is working with six schools in the East and North East of Glasgow on an arts educational programme inspired by and launched on HMD 2013.  The programme focuses on Holocaust education through the context of visual arts, music, composition and drama.  As well as facilitating students’ learning and creation of artistic responses, Celtic will put on a summer event bringing together pupils’ work in exhibitions and performances.

Students are working with leaders in each field to learn and to produce works as follows:

Music - Young people are preparing and performing a combination of existing and original music.  A CD of the Music will also be produced.

Art - This involves the creation of art pieces for an exhibition which will be incorporated into a performance at the event.  A brochure of the art pieces will be produced as a legacy of the pupils’ work.

Drama - Students are creating scenes that will explore themes relevant to the Holocaust and what these mean for Glasgow today.

Composition - Young people will write poetry and other types of readings for the performances.

The projects form part of Glasgow-wide education initiatives underway through Glasgow Education Services and Sense Over Sectarianism. 

Celtic CEO Peter Lawwell said,

‘It’s been said that knowledge is the true enemy of bigotry.  We are pleased to have the opportunity to continue our community work through this education programme and at the same time support a multi-cultural and multi-faith Glasgow.  We know the pupils will thrive in the spirit and excel in the outputs of the projects.  Working with friends of Celtic in the Arts from around the world, this will also be a great showcase for Glasgow children’s’ talents.’

You can explore the different ways to commemorate HMD through artistic responses and learn more about how you can commemorate HMD at your sports club.

You can also find out more about Celtic FC’s HMD programme.