Date(s) - 10/03/2017
10:45 am - 3:30 pm
National Holocaust Centre and Museum
Organised by Educationista Foundation
A visit to the National Holocaust Centre and Museum including an age-appropriate talk by a survivor.
“The National Holocaust Centre and Museum promotes an understanding of the roots of discrimination and prejudice, and the development of ethical values, leading to a greater understanding within society. The Centre uses the history of genocide as a model of how society can break down, and emphasises how current and future generations must carefully examine and learn from these tragedies. The Centre promotes respect for human rights, equal opportunities and good citizenship, which has greater resonance than ever in our culturally diverse society.
The National Holocaust Centre provides a range of facilities for people of all backgrounds to explore the history and implications of the Holocaust.”
Children aged 9-12 will participate in the Journey:
“This is a four hour learning programme for KS2 pupils [Years 5 & 6]. The exhibition tells the stories of Jewish children who lived during the 1930s and Second World War and who survived. There is also the unique opportunity for the children to listen to the testimony of a survivor and to ask them questions.”
A typical day for primary groups involves an introductory session with our educators, a chance to be introduced to the day and the topics at hand before they spend time in the Journey exhibition in which we ensure the children spend as much time as possible. The Journey exhibition is a largely text free exhibition designed specifically for use by children of primary school age. The students follow Leo’s journey from his home to his time on the Kindertransport by physically exploring various settings of the 1930s. This is supported by various clips of survivor testimony, all linked to the settings that the students are exploring. There will be time for lunch and finally during the day, the students will listen to a speaker share their testimony for an hour and will have the opportunity to ask questions to the speaker.
Students aged 12-16yrs will:
“…consider the choices made by ordinary people and the extent to which they contributed to the Holocaust. The programme will develop your students’ knowledge of the events of the Holocaust and their awareness of the causes and complexities of the Holocaust. During the programme students will visit the Holocaust exhibition, the memorial gardens and participate in a workshop exploring ‘choices’. There is also the unique opportunity for the students to listen to the testimony of a survivor and to ask them questions.”
The secondary students have an introductory session and then complete rotations around the museum. They will have time in our main museum exhibition; a chronological history of the Holocaust and time in our memorial gardens. Our memorial gardens feature several sculptures and memorials and over one thousand roses each with their own dedicated plaques. The final rotation is a choices workshop, this focuses on the importance of making choices and in doing so being an upstander, or a bystander. There will be a period of time dedicated where students can eat their packed lunches. The speaker will talk for an hour and a half and crucially the students will be able to ask their questions.
Costs will be:
Children/students £7 each
Adults £8 each (any savings arising from free adult spaces will be pro-rated between those who attend on the day and refunds will be made after the event)
Unfortunately, The National Holocaust Centre and Museum do not accomodate any babies/toddlers/children under the age of 9yrs owing to the subject matter.
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