Search

Holocaust Educational Trust on mission to bring stories from Willesden Lane to schools

PUBLISHED: 10:46 14 September 2017 | UPDATED: 15:50 15 September 2017

Children from the hostel at Willesden Lane. Credit: Willesden Lane/Holocuast Educational Trust.

Children from the hostel at Willesden Lane. Credit: Willesden Lane/Holocuast Educational Trust.

Archant

The Holocuast Educational Trust is on a mission to bring stories from Willesden Lane to schools across the capital.

Aimed at students aged between 10 an 13, the project is based on The Children of Willesden Lane, a book which tells the story of Lisa Jura who was brought to England on the Kindertransport.

Lisa was forced to flee her home in Vienna as a young girl and rebuild her life in London during World War Two.

The Trust is urging schools to make the project part of their curriculum in 2018 in order to encourage wider reflection on the story of the 10,000 Jewish children whose lives were saved thanks to their safe passage to the UK.

Next year also marks the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport programme.

Young people across the capital will learn about and reflect on Britain’s response to the plight of the Jews of Europe and to ensure that the stories of the children who rebuilt their lives in Britain are kept alive.

Trust chief executive Karen Pollock said: “It is a thought provoking and deeply emotive way to educate the next generation about the significance of the Kindertransport to Britain, and will help equip students with the knowledge they need to ensure the memory of the Holocaust continues.

“We have all heard stories about the Holocaust but there is nothing like hearing from those who came to Britain on the Kindertransport, in their own words.

“This is why we want to give students the chance to hear these stories first hand.

“Our job is to educate, raise awareness and remember. The Kindertransport is part of our history and we hope that by understanding one girl’s story, students will draw relevance for their own lives and the world we live in today.”

The trust works in schools, colleges and higher education institutions, providing teacher training workshops and lectures, as well as teaching aids and resource materials.

The charity is also encouraging schools to tune into a live webcast – taking place on May 21, 2018 – of the testimony of a Kindertransport refugee who rebuilt their life here in London.

There will also be Performances of the Children of Willesden Lane on June 11 and June 12 next year.

For more information visit willesdenlane.org.uk.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Kilburn Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Kilburn Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Kilburn Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Kilburn & Brent News Stories

Thu, 15:36

Dawn Butler has been called “an inspiration” by Brent’s deaf community after beating off 132 cross party colleagues to become the overall winner of the MP of the Year Award 2017.

Wed, 16:36

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with two sexual offences committed against young girls on buses.

Wed, 16:23

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to bring festive lights to Harlesden not just for one year, but for many.

Wed, 16:06

Council chiefs in Brent are to install fire safety measures across its 37 blocks that could cost leaseholders £6,000 each.

Wed, 13:07

The Mayor of London issued a rallying call to young people across the capital today as he launched a new anti-knife campaign saying: ‘Don’t carry a knife, we need you alive’.

Tue, 17:29

Anger is mounting in Dollis Hill where plans have been lodged to place a rubbish dump near where people live and go to school.

Tue, 14:35

Jack O’Donnell has never been able to walk the two miles from his home in Alperton to Wembley Stadium.

Mon, 17:34

The sun shone on Barham Park as crowds came out to pay tribute on Remembrance Sunday.

PROMOTED CONTENT

If you have been looking for laser hair removal, beauty salon treatments, or skin care services you may be confused and overwhelmed with so much information out there and so many clinics and salons promising miraculous results.

Louise McGowan, who started as headmistress of Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College in September, speaks to education editor James Scott about life at the school.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most Read Kilburn News

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now