Students from Pleckgate High School took part in a national football competition to remember the genocide in Srebrenica.

Four teams played out a seven-a-side tournament at the school in memory of over 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys who were killed in Bosnia-Herzegovina in July 1995 because of their faith.

The game was refereed by Pleckgate student Aljo Ferhatbegovic, who was born in England but his grandparents migrated from Bosnia due to the genocide.

It’s the second time Pleckgate have held the tournament and Religious Studies teacher Shahiesta Raja said: “To many of our children at Pleckgate High School, who are largely Muslim, this event is as important as the Holocaust, they can relate to it, and it’s important to remember it.

"They said such atrocities would never happen again after the Holocaust but it did in our recent history.

"History teacher James Clegg is the driving force behind the organisation of the tournament every year and motivates the boys to take part, reminding them of its significance in our history."

The Remembering Srebrenica Memorial Football Tournament is carried out across the UK.

From: dany robson

Sent: 10 July 2018 11:31

To: NW-Blackburn LT NewsDesk ; Shuiab Khan

Subject: Football match