Holocaust survivor Harry Bibring visited Long Sutton on Monday to deliver a presentation of his experiences as an Austrian Jew during World War Two.
Peele Community College students from Years 9 to 11 attended thought-provoking workshops run by Garry Clarkson, of the Holocaust Educational Trust.
A selected 15 students then listened to Mr Bibring’s vivid and moving recollections of the impact the Holocaust had on his close-knit family life and community.
Year 10 student Jade Mace said: “Harry’s story was heart-warming and it made me feel lucky that I have the freedom in life that I have.
“His message to us was clear – it is up to our generation to not allow this kind of discrimination to ever happen again.”
Headteacher Ian Charles, said students would undoubtedly reflect on their own values and communities as a result.