Image: Students from Thomas Ashton School marking Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), photo credit to the Thameside Reporter
Our HMD education guidelines for teachers cover age appropriate ways to introduce and discuss the Holocaust and genocide in schools. We recommend that only children at Key Stage 2 development level or higher should take part in your HMD activity.
We have a wide range of resources to help you and your students to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. These include:
- HMD assemblies for primary and secondary schools
- Creative activities such as Make a Memorial Flame Display. Our Inclusive Craft Activities, and Don’t Stand By – A Sensory Activity for HMD resources are specifically designed with SEND audiences in mind
- More hands on resources include the Traditional Rwandan dance tutorial, recipe cards, and song sheets in our creative activities section
- Easy to read life stories, which provide an accessible way for students to understand the experiences of people affected by genocide
- Short films which introduce and explain HMD and the genocides we commemorate
Click below to search our resources. For resources specifically for schools, select the ‘schools materials’ resource type, further refining your search by sector – primary, secondary and SEND phases. There are a wide range of other resources also suitable for young people, such as creative activities, films and poems, which you can explore using the filter. Our resources are designed to be engaging and accessible for a wide range of ages and abilities.
There are many ways to integrate HMD into the school day. You can read about how schools have marked HMD in previous years here.