The Journey begins
The Journey is celebrating its 10-year-anniversary as the only exhibition of its kind in the UK. Created for a Key Stage 2 primary audience, the exhibition has attracted nearly 50,000 pupils to date.
As part of this 10-year-milestone, and to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Kindertransport, The National Holocaust Centre and Museum has created:
Aims of the outreach programme
Through exploring the experiences of Jewish children who grew up under the Nazi regime, The Journey learning programme will develop students’ historical knowledge and understanding of the period from 1933 to 1938.
In examining the effects of isolation and persecution, the programme will enable young children to develop their understanding of the importance of respecting their own and others’ identities, and of thinking critically, and independently. The programme will encourage pupils to:
Pupils will be able to do the following by the end of the programme:
The programme supports learning in:
It also supports school agendas on British Values; Prevent – tackling extremism; and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development.
Our subject specialists will deliver two, two-hour workshops which will be delivered on the same day, unless your school requests otherwise. (All of our educators have been DBS checked.)
Pupils explore the narrative of the central character, Leo, a ten-year-old Jewish boy forced to leave Germany as a refugee on board the Kindertransport in December 1938. Through handling objects and listening to Leo’s diary extracts the workshop addresses aspects of Leo’s identity, community and school life and the historical events of the November Pogrom.
They examine key aspects of Leo's experiences, the intensifying isolation and complex themes such as the influence of propaganda; identity and anti-Semitism. The enquiry-based learning and deductive activities focus on the development of critical thinking skills.
Pupils use iPads to learn from the testimonies; artefacts and photographs of Holocaust survivors who arrived in the UK as refugees. These testimonies, artefacts and photographs inform the content that pupils will use to write the final diary entry of Leo when he arrives in the UK.
Workshop 1 only: £150 for 1 class, £250 for 2 classes, £350 for 3 classes, £450 for 4 classes or £550 for 5 classes.
Workshops 1 & 2: £250 per day
Due to generous funding from The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) and Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue, your school will be eligible to have the outreach programme fully funded if you are located in any of the following London Boroughs:
All you need to do is specify your location when booking to ensure that you’re fully funded.
If your pupils have special educational needs, please specify these when booking and we will do our very best to accommodate .
Please complete the online booking form.
Call 01623 836627 to find out more.
There is a cancelation fee of £50 if you do so up to a month before the Outreach Programme is due to commence. If you cancel within a week before it starts, you must pay the full cost of the programme which is £250.