Free To Be

Free To Be brings an innovative new anti-bullying element to the Anne Frank Trust’s Schools Programme in both primary and secondary school settings. Taught via in-school workshops by visiting members of our education team, the project is highly topical – reflecting current hate-related bullying issues faced by young people today. The programme also uses peer education to encourage the development of pupils’ critical thinking about their own views and those that they encounter in their everyday lives.

Original film clips provide a resource for generating classroom discussion, enabling young people to address often very difficult subjects in a safe and supportive environment. The programme also gives young people the opportunity to create and share their own films about different forms of prejudice and discrimination, providing a catalyst for on-going debate and leaving a legacy for the programme beyond its delivery in-school.

We currently offer a taster of downloadable sample school resources here.

If you’d like to book Free to Be in your school, please contact us.

How it Works:

Secondary Schools

The project is delivered by member of our education team over the course of 6 days. It incorporates:

  • 2-day workshops – looking at issues such as Islamophobia, sexism and homophobia.
  • 2 days working with a group of 6 students and a filmmaker to develop their own ideas and skills into a short film on anti-bullying.
  • 2 days supporting this group on creating their own workshops or assemblies to be used with other students.

Primary schools

The project is delivered over 2 days by members from our education team, as follows:

  • 1 morning of anti-prejudice workshops with a class of year 5 and year 6 pupils.
  • Our staff will work with a group of 6-10, pupils helping them to deliver their ideas and concepts into their own assembly.
  • We will then support them to deliver their assembly to their peers.