The National Holocaust Centre & Museum
The National Holocaust Centre & Museum Acre Edge Road, Laxton, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 0PA
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
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What we offer on a school trip
Our learning programmes, delivered at our beautiful garden museum in north Nottinghamshire, build knowledge and encourage critical thinking. When we teach about the Holocaust, we ensure that we link the thought processes and conspiracy theories that created the genocide to the challenges of antisemitism and online hate today. All students have access to our museum collections and hear testimony from our family of Holocaust survivors. We teach why the Holocaust happened through a spiral curriculum that supports students all the way from Year 5 to 13. The four-hour visit is led by our team of former school teachers.
Key Stage 2 children follow the journey of Leo, a German Jewish boy in 1930s Berlin. Leo is a composite character based on Holocaust survivor testimonies. Children learn about how Leo is persecuted by the Nazis and escapes to England on the Kindertransport. Pupils handle objects and multiple extras are available, including our popular Be Inspired To Write programme.
For Key Stages 3-5, students learn about antisemitism, past and present, through the contents of our Holocaust Exhibition. We ask students to analyse responsibility for the Holocaust and to critically evaluate social media and our responsibilities today. Once again, a range of extras are available including exam writing workshops.
Our programmes benefit pupils in History, English, Religious Education, PSHE and Citizenship.Many schools choose us because our programmes are focused on the personal development of young people, a key part of the Ofsted inspection framework.