Visit from Tomi Reichental

Posted on : February 23, 2016

On Monday last, we were delighted to have holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental in to talk to our 3rd, 4th and 5th year history students.

 

Tommi and his family were captured and sent to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1944. They were kept here until the camp was liberated in 1945. 35 members of Tomi’s family perished during this time with only him, his mother, his aunt and cousin coming out alive.

Tomi moved to Ireland in 1959 and has lived here since. Tommi travels the country and has talked to an estimated 90,000 young people in Ireland. This was Tomi’s 3rd visit to the school.

Signed books were available to all students who attended the talk.





Latest News

  • Farewell Class of 2020

    On Friday 15th May our sixth year class of 2020 said an official “Goodbye” to the school. In normal times it would have been a day of celebration and fun and games for the school-leavers. They would have hosted a …

    Read More »

  • WILD SGS

    During Lockdown nature in SGS has thrived. TYs this year followed the National Pollinator Plan as part of their Science and Sustainable Living studies. The front lawn has been let grow wild as part of the National Pollinator Plan and …

    Read More »

  • Fundraising for Make a Wish Ireland

    The 5th year students who are National finalists in the Irish Angus Competition have not stopped working on their project. As well as looking after their calves they are taking on a fundraising challenge. Here they explain just what they …

    Read More »

  • CanSat Competition 2020

    Despite Lockdown, five  5th year students have maintained contact via technology to continue work on their CanSat project. Click HERE to view a video of their invention.  The team is made up of Michael Bezborodov, Team Leader and Structure and …

    Read More »

  • SGS Helps in the Fight Against Covid19

    Although closed for the duration of the Covid19 Emergency, Sligo Grammar School, its staff and past pupils are donating time, talents and facilities to help in the continued efforts of the wider community to contain the Covid19 epidemic. The school …

    Read More »


  • View all Latest News »

Want to find out more about us?

Have a look at our online prospectus