Thinking positively about the value of "home"




Workshop Description

Whilst great efforts are made to rehouse those who are torn from their homes, it can take many years of struggle to build a new "home". Thinking about this, A Home is More Than a House starts with an activity designed to support pupils in considering and sharing what "home" means to them - and what people torn from theirs might miss. Moving on to the creation of simple origami books, which pupils will fill with their own illustrated glossary of the things that really make a house a home.

Duration: 1 hour – half a day, depending on your needs (shorter workshops might require you to devote additional time to allow students to complete their work)

Exploring: emotional wellbeing, art media, presentation

Cross-Curricular Links: Literacy, History, Geography, Art, DT, Drama, RE, PSHE

Holocaust Memorial Day, Poetry
KS2 - KS4 / P4 - S5
30 pupils per workshop
1 – 2 hours, depending on your need and the numbers we work with


How many pupils can take part?

Anne Frank: Standing Together in Hope can accommodate up-to 30 pupils at a time.

What is the format of the day?

We will work with you to plan a timetable for the workshops, to suit the number of classes you would like to include - and around the specific timings of your school day. It might look something like this:

9.00 - 10.00: Session 1

10.00 - 11.00: Session 2

11.00 - 12.00: Session 3


1.00 - 2.00: Session 4

2.00 - 3.00: Session 5

Are there any technical requirements?

Your visitor will need access to a laptop/ screen/projector set up in the working space.

Where do the workshops take place?

These are active workshops and benefit from a large open space such as the school hall. A large classroom with desks and chairs stowed away as far as possible is fine.

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