Year 7 Re: Corrie Ten Boom Project

Published 17 March 2022

Recently in RE we have been learning about the life of Corrie Ten Boom and how her family helped Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II. They hid six Jewish people behind a false wall in Corrie’s bedroom. As a family they had a strong belief in Christianity and believed that differences should be put aside to help those who are in need, like the story of the Good Samaritan, which was one of her favourite parables. During the last few lessons, we watched a film that focused on Corrie’s life in greater detail; one quality we learnt from Corrie was to always forgive as it is always better to hold forgiveness and love in your heart than revenge and aggression.

For our final project, we were asked to creatively reflect and capture her life story, through writing a song, poem, making a model, baking, etc. For my project, I made a white clay model of Corrie Ten Boom praying, representing that she would pray often to relieve her of sadness. She is stood inside a Bible, signifying her belief in Christianity that protected her throughout her time as a Nazi prisoner. The Bible includes information about Corrie and the parable of the Good Samaritan. Both are standing on a bed of falling leaves that represent the German Concentration Camp.

Alex Cattanach (7P1)