willesden lane

Be Part of a london first

An INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECT FOR STUDENTS IN YEARS 6-8

A PROJECT BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE HOLOCAUST EDUCATIONAL TRUST AND HOLD ON TO YOUR MUSIC FOUNDATION

THE STORY


Based on the true story of a 14 year old girl Lisa Jura, who had to flee her home in Vienna and rebuild her life here in London, this project will bring home the reality of the Holocaust for London students.


Lisa's refusal to give up on her dream of becoming a concert pianist will inspire young people across London and beyond.

THE PROJECT

THE PROJECT IS DESIGNED TO COMPLEMENT THE CURRICULUM FOR YEAR 6 - 8 AND WILL HELP STUDENTS TO:

  • Explore the reality of life as a refugee
  • Engage with the history of their local community
  • Reflect on questions of identity, responsibility, choice and resilience

KEY THEMES YOU WILL COVER INCLUDE:

  • Jewish life and persecution under the Nazis
  • The Kindertransport and Britain's response to the plight of Europe's Jews
  • Life as a refugee
  • Life in wartime London
  • Rescue and the importance of collective action
  • The power of an individual to create change
  • Resilience and self-empowerment
  • The power of music

FAQS - CLICK HERE


YOUR STUDENTS WILL:

  • Learn about the Kindertransport through the story of one girl, Lisa Jura
  • Read The Children of Willesden Lane, the book based on Lisa's life
  • Hear the testimony of a Kindertransport refugee who rebuilt their life in a London suburb
  • Attend a free performance of the incrediable story of Lisa Jura. Performed by her daughter, Mona Golabek

IN ORDER TO SUPPORT YOU, THE HOLOCAUST EDUCATIONAL TRUST WILL PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING, FREE OF CHARGE:

  • Copies of The Children of Willesden Lane for all participating students
  • Teaching resources
  • Optional CPD
  • An opportunity for your students to watch a live webcast of the testimony of a Kindertransport refugee
  • Unique access to the live stage performance of The Children of Willesden Lane

This project will allow your students to explore the experience of refugees, asking the challenging questions that this topic raises. The project will support schools in promoting character and British values.

WHAT DO I DO NEXT?

Click on the registration button. Your school will receive confirmation of your participation in September and an advance copy of the book will be sent to you within 2 weeks.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY!

Your students will take part in these exciting events as part of the project:

Tuesday 22nd May 2018: Live webcast of a Kindertransport refugee's testimony.

Monday 11th/Tuesday 12th June 2018: Live performances in Central London of

The Children of Willesden Lane, performed by Lisa Jura's daughter, Mona Golabek.

ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST EDUCATIONAL TRUST

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.

To find out more about what we can offer you and your school, please visit www.het.org.uk