Teacher to Teacher
What punishment will we give him? Initially, the majority often argue he's had to live with this for a long time and has been punished enough.
I begin showing the film Escape from Sobibor, about a break-out from the concentration camp. After about 30 minutes, when they have seen the cattle trucks arrive and some shootings, I stop the film to discuss topics such as prejudice and punishment. I often find they begin to change their minds, perhaps arguing now from the victims' point of view.
Later we finish watching the film and move on to look at how we can prevent something like this happening again.
Antony Edkins, headteacher at Falmer High School, Brighton.