Judaism & The Holocaust London Religious Studies School trips (1 or 2 Days)

Our Religious Studies School trips to London provides your students with a chance to study the European Holocaust & its impact on the Jewish communities on the continent & in London. The extensive exhibition in the Imperial War Museum covers the whole tragedy of the Shoah and its culmination in the Nazi extermination camps while the Jewish Museum looks at the British context & the experience of one particular victim while also offering the option to meet a survivor of the persecution.  This tour is particularly relevant to the study of Judaism at KS3 & KS4; you can tailor your tour to your group's requirements & chosen specification.

The GCSE exam boards’ specifications require students to ‘develop their knowledge and understanding of religious beliefs, teachings and sources of wisdom and authority’ and ‘reflect on and develop their own values, belief, meaning, purpose, truth and their influence on human life’; on a Galina Study Tour all our visits and study materials are designed to ensure that your students not only gain knowledge and understanding of religion and beliefs (AO1) but are also encouraged to evaluate their significance and influence on the world we live in (AO2).

 

Itinerary

 

One-Day Tour (for schools within 120 miles of London)

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  • School pick-up (no earlier than 06.00 hours) & travel to London
  • The Jewish Museum
  • Option to meet a survivor
  • Imperial War Museum
  • Option to visit a synagogue
  • Holocaust Memorial
  • Tasks & activities provided
  • Optional activity (e.g. London Eye - see leisure options for other choices available)
  • Return to school with evening drop-off (time dependent on school location)

 

 

St Pauls and Thames

 

 

Two-Day Tour

 
  • Day 1:  School pick-up (earliest 06.00 hours) & travel to London
  • Imperial War Museum
  • Holocaust Memorial
  • Tasks & information packs provided
  • Check-in at accommodation & evening meal
  • Optional evening activity (see leisure options)
  • Day 2:  Visit the following:
  • Jewish Museum with option to meet a survivor
  • Option to visit Bevis Marks Synagogue
  • Optional activity (e.g. London Eye - see leisure options for other choices)
  • Return to school with evening drop-off (time dependent on school location)
 

 

Add an Extra Day....

 
  • With an extra day you can include further visits to other places of worship and/or fun activities or
  • Combine with another subject. We have tours for History • Geography • Art • Maths • Science
  • Two nights' half-board accommodation
  • Our advice: Including some fun activities can help sell the tour to your students especially if there is competition from other subjects
  • Combine with another department: This can make the tour viable if you have low numbers 
 
 
 
 
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Themes

 

The Holocaust

 

         Main Themes  

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KS3 & Exam Boards 

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  • Understand the social, political & cultural context of the Holocaust
 
  • Understand the main ways in which Jewish people were persecuted
 
  • Understand the nature and extent of the Final Solution
 
  • Understand the forms of resistance offered to the persecutors
 
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Content

 

Outward Journey / Pre-Tour

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  • Learning objectives
  • Key words
  • Appropriate behaviour in places of worship
 
  • Historical background
 

On Tour

 
  • Antisemitism
  • The Nazi regime & racial theory
  • Nuremburg Laws
  • Persecution
  • Kristallnacht
  • WWII & the Final Solution
  • Ghettos
  • Death Camps & Auschwitz
  • Resistance
  • Survival
  • The synagogue
  • Forms of Jewish worship
  • How different places of worship are used by the community
 
 

Return Journey / Post-Tour

 
  • Prejudice & discrimination
  • Remembrance
  • Religious oppression & Genocide in the 21st century
 
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Guides

 

Our Guides

   

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We believe a study tour is an educational experience best delivered by people with a knowledge and understanding of the educational system & culture. You can discuss learning aims & objectives with your guide so that the tour meets your requirements.

 
  • Our guides are former teachers, excellent communicators & have examining experience.
  • They have organised tours themselves so understand the demands placed on accompanying staff.
  • They have an enthusiasm for imparting knowledge & ideas & engaging with young minds.
 

 

Steve Clarke, BA (Hons), PGCE

   

 

Steve is a former Head of Humanities & prior to retiring was an Assistant Head. Steve joined Galina in 2010, having led school groups as a client for a number of years. His experience includes battlefield tours to the Western Front, RS tours to the Netherlands & a range of UK tours.

Steve has 30 years' teaching experience in secondary schools in Hull.

"As always, Steve, our guide, tailored the tour to suit our needs & adapted his information & stops to meet our requests. Excellent – we have always been very satisfied with the service provided.”

Merchant Taylors' Girls School, Liverpool

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Selected & Trained by Galina 

 
  • We have our own training programme to ensure consistently high standards.
  • Our guides up-to-date with current examination specifications & amendments to Key Stage 3.
  • All guides are DBS-checked.
 
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Leisure Options

 

Leisure Options

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For many teachers (& their students) a visit to London is not only a learning opportunity but also a chance to experience the Capital. Some of the activities below take a relatively short amount of time (up to an hour). Others require a longer period where it would be best to allocate 2 to 3 hours to get the full value. For more information talk to our Tour Administrators for further details & prices (where applicable). 
 
 
 
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Free & Budget Options (under £10 each)

 
  • The Sights: Embankment, Westminster, Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square & Buckingham Palace (free)
  • London Eye: A fixture on the skyline & iconic symbol of modern London offering views across the city
  • Thames River Cruise: See London's landmarks from the Houses of Parliament to Tower Bridge
 
 

Top of the Range (£20+ each)

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Accommodation

 

Accommodation

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The accommodation we use regularly is audited following guidelines laid down by the School Travel Forum & incorporated into our Safety Management System.

 

 

YHA London Thameside

   

This purpose-built hostel, opened in 1919, is situated on the South Bank of the Thames in a residential area. It is less than 2 miles from the Tower of London & 3 miles from  St Paul's Cathedral. Canary Wharf & the docklands area is a mile away & the Imperial War Museum & Houses of Parliament are 3 & 4 miles away respectively. The Natural History & Science Museums are both approximately 7 miles away. 

 
 
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Accommodation Factfile

     
  • Capacity for 320 guests in 70 rooms on 4 floors accommodating between 4 & 8 guests per room.
  • Lift to all floors
  • En-suite facilities
  • Twin/quad rooms for staff 
  • TV, tea & coffee facilities in staff rooms
  • Reception & night manager
  • TV lounge
  • Bar & lounge area
  • Restaurant
  • Games machines
  • Disabled access
  • Free WiFi & computers
  • Meeting rooms for hire
  • CCTV
  • Coach parking
 
         

3* Ibis Hotel, Wembley

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This modern well-appointed hotel is located within easy walking distance of Wembley Stadium. London Zoo is 7.4 miles away. Allow 45 miniutes to an hour to reach some of the main attractions by coach. St Paul's Cathedral is approximately 10 miles away as are the Houses of Parliament. Canary Wharf is 17 miles away via the North Circular Road. The Natural History & Science Museums are just over 7 miles from the hotel.  

 
 
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  • 210 air-conditioned rooms on fourteen floors (lift to all floors)
  • Twin room accommodation
  • En-suite facilities
  • Tea/coffee-making facilities, TV & internet in all rooms
  • Single/twin rooms for staff
  • Dining room, bar & lounge area
  • Multilingual staff
  • Disabled access
  • Free WiFi
  • Coach parking nearby
 

 

   

3* Premier Inn London Wembley

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The Premier Inn is within 200 metres of Wembley Stadium. London Zoo is 7.4 miles away. Allow 45 miniutes to an hour to reach some of the main attractions by coach. St Paul's Cathedral & the Houses of Parliament are approximately 10 miles away & Canary Wharf is 18 miles away via the North Circular Road. The Natural History & Science Museums are approximately 8.5 miles from the hotel.

 
 
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Accommodation

     
  • 154 air-conditioned rooms on 7 floors (access via 3 lifts)
  • Multi-bedded rooms for students
  • Staff in single/twin rooms
  • En-suite facilities
  • Rooms for staff include TV & tea/coffee-making facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar & lounge area
  • Disabled access
  • Free WiFi
  • Coach parking
 
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Gallery

 

      
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Testimonials

 

Benton Park School, Leeds

"Everything was really detailed and well organised. Steve (the tour guide) was excellent. Would recommend and use both the guide and the driver again happily."

 

Kings' School, Winchester

"Tour guide, Trevor, was superb. A talented and special man."

 

Oldbury College of Sport, West Midlands

"The trip was excellent – thank you."

 

City of Portsmouth Girls' School

"We were very pleased with the tour. The courier was the font of all knowledge on our tour and we cannot manage without him."

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