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Holocaust Educational Trust – Holocaust Talks Workshops for Schools

The Holocaust Educational Trust was established in 1988. Our aim is to educate young people from every background about the Holocaust and the important lessons to be learned for today. The Trust works in schools, universities and in the community to raise awareness and understanding of the Holocaust, providing teacher training, an outreach programme for schools, teaching aids and resource material. One of our earliest achievements was ensuring that the Holocaust formed part of the National Curriculum for History. We continue to play a leading role in training teachers on how best to teach the Holocaust.

How the Trust Makes a Difference:

  • Educates thousands of students across the UK
  • Trains and supports hundreds of teachers every year
  • Motivates future generations to speak out against intolerance
  • Inspires individuals to consider their responsibilities to their communities
  • Works with Parliament and the media to help spread understanding of the Holocaust

“The most memorable lesson of the year…”

In the past year, more than 600 schools partnered with the Holocaust Educational Trust, utilising our Outreach programme to enhance their Holocaust educational provision.

Through our Outreach programme, the Trust arranges for Holocaust survivors to visit schools to deliver their personal testimony and for trained Holocaust educators to lead workshop sessions.

Survivor testimony forms a key component of effective Holocaust education by putting a human face to history and enabling students to explore its lessons in depth.

Our interactive workshops are appropriate for students from Year 6 (age 10) upwards. Workshop content can link to multiple subject areas and encourage critical thinking about the complex issues raised by an exploration of the Holocaust. Programmes can be tailored to each school’s needs.

The Outreach programme is free of charge. However, we do ask schools to cover the survivor’s travel expenses. In some cases this may include overnight accommodation. The Trust aims to educate as many students as possible in the importance of remembering the Holocaust. If you feel your school is unable to cover travel expenses, please contact us.

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