Between September 2020 and May 2021 The National Holocaust Centre and Museum will be working with 3,000 secondary school pupils aged 11 to 13 from 15 schools in London, Manchester and the Midlands. Pupils will take part in powerful learning programmes which encourage them to Stand Up and take action in the face of racism. They will question choices made during the Holocaust and today and critically explore today’s media to enable them to question narratives that are presented to them.

As part of the programme, the young students will be encouraged to reach thousands of people in their community urging them to stand up to racism. 

This initiative has been made possible with the generous support of Genesis Philanthropy Group (GPG). This funding will allow for the development of resources and will also enable further promotional support.

About Stand Up and Forever Online

Stand Up is 2 minute video challenging bystanders who let hate go unchecked and featuring football stars from 14 premier league and championship clubs including Jürgen Klopp, Frank Lampard, Gary Lineker, Harry Kane, Virgil Van Dijk, Willian and Stef Houghton. They call out the football fans that look the other way when players or fellow fans face abuse and prejudice.

The Forever Project is an interactive Holocaust survivor testimony experience with 3 Holocaust survivors, designed to be used for the purpose of cultivating young people as Upstanders against hate and persecution.

Selected pupils from each school will then attend ambassador training days where they will engage with thought provoking narratives around racism and discuss challenging issues and views. This will be followed by the ambassadors leading three events to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2021, supported by community partners.