Our subject specialists have tailored two interactive workshops to bring Leo’s Journey to life in your classroom. Take a look and select the learning options that suit your class.
Pupils explore the narrative of the central character Leo, a ten-year-old Jewish boy forced to leave Germany as a refugee on board the Kindertransport in December 1938. Through handling objects, and listening to Leo’s diary extracts and testimonies, the workshop addresses aspects of Leo’s identity, community and school life and the historical events of the November Pogrom.
Your pupils will examine key aspects of Leo’s experiences, the intensifying isolation and complex themes such as the influence of propaganda; identity and antisemitism. The enquiry-based learning and deductive activities focus on the development of critical thinking skills.
The first workshop ends with the anticipation of Leo arriving in the UK; the second workshop examines the importance of testimony. Pupils use iPads to learn from the testimonies; artefacts and photographs of Holocaust survivors who arrived in the UK as refugees. This research-based learning then informs the content that pupils will use to write the final diary entry of Leo when he arrives in the UK.
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Please complete the online booking form. For enquiries, call 01623 86765.
Your school is eligible to be fully funded if you’re located in Havering, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Ealing, Brent, Harrow, Barnet, Enfield or Leeds and surrounding areas.
There is a cancellation fee of £50 if you do so up to a month before the outreach programme is due to commence. If you cancel within a week before the programme is due to start, you must pay the full cost of the programme which is £250.