Holocaust survivors are set speak to pupils are their wartime experiences.

The pupils of Watford Boys' Grammar School and West Herts College are preparing to welcome Holocaust survivors to a special Holocaust Memorial Day events at Watford Synagogue.

The four event, to be held on February 5-6, will give pupils in years nine to 13 the opportunity to hear moving testimonies from a Holocaust survivor, following by an educational workshop.

Watford Synagogue's Rabbi Ephraim Levine will close the events with some reflections, and light a memorial candle to commemorate the event.

This comes as part of a larger programme of Holocaust Memorial Day activities, which will involved more than 3,000 pupils in more than 50 schools across Hertfordshire, Harrow and Hillingdon.

The activities will be centred around this year's theme for Holocaust Memorial Day, which is "the power of words".

Not only will pupils learn about the Holocaust, but also about subsequent genocides, and the interactive workshops will invite the young people to consider where they fit in to promoting tolerance in today's world.

The four events will host Zigi Shipper, Susan Pollack, Eve Kugler and Eva Clarke as their speakers.

Following the series of events a closing ceremony will be help in Northwood on February 7, and attended by Sir Eric Pickles, who is the special envoy for post-Holocaust issues, as well as a speech from Holocaust survivor Manfred Goldberg.

Each day will comprise of a morning and afternoon event, starting at 9.15am or 12.10pm.