Last year The Holocaust Centre launched its first Primary school outreach programme designed to provide quality workshops at schools that have previously visited The Journey Exhibition.
The Outreach provides an entire day of practical learning in the form of a workshop. The students learn about prejudice, discrimination and bullying and how it’s all of our responsibility to stop it.
Students explore the ways in which we are prejudiced without even realising through the use of drama and role play. We work together to find solutions to these issues in a creative and informed manner.
Through the use of banners and images from The Journey Exhibition students are able to improve their critical thinking skills through joining the dots between contemporary prejudice and anti-Semitism experienced during The Holocaust.
The students work together to create their own presentation about what they’ve learnt. They then perform this to their parents and fellow students at the end of the day. This encourages the students to become active citizens in passing on their knowledge to others about inclusion and acceptance.
The workshop works towards SEAL themes of ‘say no to bullying’, ‘new beginnings’, ‘getting on and falling out’ and ‘good to be me’.
Each school is left with a comprehensive teachers pack full of lesson plans and ideas to promote community cohesion in the surrounding area and celebrate diversity within the school.