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Take Leo's Journey

Pupils will begin with a tour of The Journey exhibition led by an educator. They will be taken through a series of rooms, each designed to authentically represent a time period in Nazi Germany between 1933 and 1938 and a stage in Leo’s personal journey.

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Duration: 4 hours
Suitable for: Key Stage 2 pupils (Years 5 and 6)
Price: £9.00 per pupil. Extra workshops are available for an additional £1.50 per pupil which add 45 minutes to your day. Speak to our team for full details.
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What makes this learning unique?

Your pupils will be challenged to think about choices and personal accountability in the face of prejudice and persecution.

  • What decisions have been made by individuals and / or groups?
  • How can individual actions influence the lives of others?
  • How important is it to think critically and independently?
  • What is propaganda? How does it work and what does it do?
  • What does it mean to be a refugee?
  • How might Leo’s story relate to the plight of others today?

Watch the Making of The Journey


Survivor testimonies

This learning programme is founded upon authentic Holocaust Survivor testimonies. Your pupils will watch footage of survivors talking at key points in Leo’s story, which really brings the narrative to life.

Leo’s diary

Leo explains his experiences and feelings in his own words. Pupils watch excerpts from his diary and are inspired to examine concepts such as propaganda, citizenship, identity and what it means to belong.

Finding the secret room

Leo is off to England and safe, but the longer his family remain in Germany (once WWII is underway), the Nazis will begin to arrest Jews and deport/take them to Eastern Europe. In this situation, what could Leo’s family consider doing to stay safe? Can your pupils locate the Stein’s hiding place?

Riding on a simulated train

Pupils, immersed in a simulated Kindertransport train carriage, listen to Leo’s account of what he is feeling as he travels as a child refugee to a foreign land. Pupils consider the plight of refugees and how Leo’s story relates to people today.

Listening to a survivor tell their story

This is an extremely powerful part of the learning programme. Pupils listen to a survivor’s testimony and have the chance to ask their own questions. This might be via our award-winning Forever Project, which are recorded and interactive survivor talks, or your pupils may meet a survivor in person.