Students from Years 8 and 9 visited the Jewish Museum to take part in a migration workshop.
On Wednesday 14 June, 11 students from Years 8 and 9 visited the Jewish Museum with Mr Gunn and Ms Gall-Gray to take part in a migration workshop. The school was invited to take part in this pilot scheme by the museum who have put together a new programme of educational sessions.
The session, which lasted two hours, focused on Jewish migration to Britain during the late 19th Century and 1930s and 40s. Students analysed sources, visited the galleries and discussed the causes, experiences of and reactions to migration and were asked to make links to present day issues about migration and refugees.
The session was very enlightening and the vast array of sources at the museum really helped students build up a bigger picture knowledge of issues about migration.
At the end of the session, students were asked to write their message to migrants to Britain on a post-it note, which was a very positive way to end the day.