The National Holocaust Centre and Museum

The Journey - Leo's Story

Funds would help us reach pupils living in disadvantaged communities with an interactive story experience about a young German Jewish boy living in Nazi Berlin 1933 to 1938 who leaves his family and heads for England as a refugee. Children will reflect on identity, friendship and kindness today.

open_in_new https://journey.holocaust.org.uk

Registered Charity in England and Wales (509022)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£21,000

Amount raised

£13,480

Time left

2 days

Donations

20

Championed by The Reed Foundation

    Category

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)

Location

United Kingdom

  • The Journey App is a fantastic resource. The students not only developed a historical understanding, but they also became emotionally engaged with the characters and story line. They were completely drawn in.

    — Teacher feedback on The Journey App

Situation

There has been a surge in far right activism in the UK. Anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim and other hate crime have grown significantly including violence, online bullying and more. A survey by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers showed that teachers felt discrimination and hate crime should be mandatory topics, but they were “reluctant and anxious about addressing racism in the classroom”. Data released by Police shows that hate crimes against Chinese people increased three fold this year.

Solution

For Primary School children in Year 6. Providing digital teacher resources and educator support to schools in disadvantaged areas to complement The Journey app. Historically, our Outreach was from Leeds to London. With digital resources, we can reach the whole country. • Teacher resources with detailed lesson plans, key questions and project based tasks • Underpinned by museum artefacts and survivor testimony • Themes include racism, empathy, kindness, friendship, citizenship and identity