Two pupils will unveil a permanent Dundee memorial to Holocaust victims after a life-changing trip to the Auschwitz death camp.
Rachel Lonie and Natalia Wojda from Grove Academy in Broughty Ferry will unveil the plaque on Tuesday at a ceremony with civic leaders to coincide with Holocaust Memorial Day.
The sixth year pupils, who are both 17, embarked on a campaign to raise money for the memorial and keep alive the memory of what happened in Auschwitz.
Rachel said: “In September we travelled as part of the Lessons from Auschwitz programme to the death camp in Poland.
“We could not fathom the horrific acts that had taken place there. From then we wanted to do our part in conveying the contemporary relevance of the Holocaust within our school and community.”
Rachel and Natalia took the idea of creating a memorial to victims of the Holocaust and genocide to Dundee City Council.
Council leader Ken Guild immediately got behind the campaign and it was decided that Windmill Gardens in Broughty Ferry would be the ideal location.
Once permission was granted the pupils organised multiple bake sales and a raffle at the school which raised more than £300.
Natalia said: “We are currently planning assemblies and activities within our school focusing on the contemporary relevance of the Holocaust.
“We are the voice of humanity and it is particularly important that young people take an interest to continue to keep the memory alive for another 70 years.”