The Anne Frank Trust UK

Using education to create a society safe from prejudice and discrimination

EDUCATION PROGRAMME

Using Anne Frank’s life and diary as a starting point, we empower young people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to challenge all forms of prejudice and discrimination. In doing so, we partner with schools, local authorities, the criminal justice sector and others to deliver educational programmes alongside acclaimed exhibitions to young people in a variety of settings.

The Anne Frank Schools Programme

Our Anne Frank Schools Programme teaches young people about Anne Frank’s life and the Holocaust, while also raising awareness of contemporary issues of prejudice and discrimination by relating Anne’s story to modern scenarios. Over a two week period, we bring our interactive and impactful programme into school which includes an exhibition of Anne Frank’s life and diary, combined with workshops, peer education and our Ambassador Programme.

We take the young people we work with on a journey through the programme by increasing their knowledge, developing their skills and building their confidence to change attitudes and challenge all forms of prejudice and discrimination.

“I think that Anne Frank’s story has inspired me to not judge people […] the way they talk or what they look like and to try and help everyone no matter where they’re from or what my opinions are of them.”

Zimali, Anne Frank Ambassador

Frances Bardsley Academy, London

“Becoming a peer guide has made me think a lot about how you shouldn’t just judge someone because of their ethnicity, race or religion. Just because you are different doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be treated justly and fairly.”

Anne Frank Ambassador

Bow School, Tower Hamlets

“I would like to thank the Anne Frank Trust for the amazing opportunities offered to me as an Ambassador because it has truly helped me to understand the world […] and how it will affect my generation’s future.”

Chanpreet, Anne Frank Ambassador

London

“I think that Anne Frank’s story has inspired me to not judge people. Maybe by the way they talk or what they look like and to try and help everyone no matter where they’re from […].”

Zimali, Anne Frank Ambassador

Frances Bardsley Academy, London

Ambassador Programme

One of our goals is to increase the depth of our impact even further. While the young people who go through the Schools Programme are proven to have transformed attitudes, we want to do more by involving students deeper and longer in our work.

“I’ve learned that prejudice and discrimination isn’t just calling people names and it isn’t just bullying people. It can affect people in another way…it can really just be giving you a look or telling you what to do just because you’re different.”

Zimali, Anne Frank Ambassador

Frances Bardsley Academy, London

“I think I’d be more likely to challenge discrimination now I feel like I have knowledge of it, and I know what I learned is right. I think I’ll be able to see it and see its not the thing to do, and […] I’d be able to explain it’s wrong.”

Hollie, Anne Frank Ambassador

Stockwood Park Academy, Luton

“Being an Anne Frank Ambassador has made me challenge some of the rather prejudiced ideas we face today. I (now) challenge people who hold racist views by talking to them and making them realise that […] all it does is evoke hatred.”

Chanpreet, Anne Frank Ambassador,

London

Offenders Project

We’ve been running our Prison Project since 2002 and believe our work with offenders is vital to the achievement of a more inclusive and hate free society. Prisons are an often challenging setting where the participants in our work come from hugely diverse backgrounds, education levels, ages and criminal behaviour.

We use the powerful story of Anne Frank and the backdrop of the Holocaust in our prison-specific exhibition, combined with the moving testimony of a Holocaust survivor attending in person. This encourages very open dialogue on issues of prejudice and discrimination, victimhood and new perspectives among offenders. The peer guiding model ensures that participants gain both knowledge and new skills they can utilise in their rehabilitation.

To book find out more information or to book the Prison Project, click here.

“Learning about Anne has made me open-minded in the way I speak to people. I’ve been more open minded in that I’m willing to meet people outside of my culture, my race.”

Kamal, Anne Frank Ambassador

Lealands High School, Luton

“Becoming a peer guide has made me think a lot about how you shouldn’t just judge someone because of their ethnicity, race or religion. Just because you are different doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be treated justly and fairly.”

Anne Frank Ambassador

Bow School, Tower Hamlets

“I’m now able to challenge prejudice and discrimination when I am confronted with it. I always try to help others who don’t understand, and I challenge those who do understand, but still spread hatred.”

Anne Frank Ambassador

Windlestone School, County Durham

Work With Communities

 

We launched our touring Anne Frank + You exhibition for communities in 2005. The exhibition takes a unique look at Anne Frank’s life and diary in parallel with the rise of the Nazis, with a pictorial timeline charting the rise of Hitler and the subsequent Holocaust. The contemporary panels raise issues of racism,conflict and identity in Britain today.

We host the exhibition in communities with high socio-economic deprivation, or those that show signs of increased community tension such as anti-social behaviour or issues surrounding gang membership.

Bring Anne Frank + You into your community. Find out how here.

“I got a definite boost from being a peer guide, and the ability to talk to my peers confidently and explain such a powerful story of one girl and her triumphs, and how her story sort of helps people to overcome prejudice.”

Ameera, Anne Frank Ambassador

Wickersley School and Sports College, Rotherham

“Anne Frank has inspired me to stand up for people. Say if we go back a year or two, if someone was being abused or someone was being called out I’d have left it alone or walked away, but now I would stand up for that person.”

Dennis, Anne Frank Ambassador

Kingsford Community School, London

“I think that Anne Frank’s story has inspired me to not judge people. Maybe by the way they talk or what they look like and to try and help everyone no matter where they’re from or what my opinions are of them.”

Zimali, Anne Frank Ambassador

Frances Bardsley Academy, London

OUR VISION

To use education to create a society safe from prejudice and discrimination

OUR MISSION

To use Anne Frank's life and inspirational diary as a starting point to empower young people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to challenge all forms of prejudice and discrimination

OUR WORK

We partner with schools, local authorities, the criminal justice sector and others to deliver educational programmes to young people in a variety of settings. We impart knowledge about the damage prejudice and hateful attitudes cause and empower each individual to take a stand against it, to embrace positive attitudes, personal responsibility and respect for others.

VISIT OUR EXHIBITIONS

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