Holocaust Education through the Arts

A group of students in a Pupil Referral Unit is learning about the Holocaust & Citizenship and creating original artistic responses.

Polygon Arts is delivering a scheme of work over a period of 7 weeks (half a term), offering a variety of arts-based lessons (using drama, photography, poetry, visual arts) examining different aspects of the Holocaust, encouraging participants to draw out themes that have resonance with their own lives.

O Patrin

Touring 21 September - 16 October 2009. Play & workshop package for KS3 & KS4 (with Romany Theatre Co & Border Crossings Education)

Touring London secondary schools 21 September - 16 October 2009.


Play and workshop package in association with Romany Theatre Company and Border Crossings Education, part of Origins Festival of First Nations.


Youth Club Linking Project (2009)

Members  of Somali Family Support Group youth group, St John’s Church Hendon and Edgware District Reform Synagogue met once every three weeks to get to know each other, to engage in workshops, to work together on a project of their choice...and of course to have a great time!

Photography for Persuasive Literacy (2009)

Year 4 Students at Barham Primary School (London Borough of Brent) enhanced their Persuasive Writing with photography skills. First they analysed how images are used in advertising then they took photographs to enhance their own poster campaigns.

Toynbee Hall Aspire Project (2008)

Aspire works with Year 9 and 10 students from schools in East London, encouraging them to actively engage with their learning and life opportunities. The Aspire students are referred to participate in the project because they fall into the category of ‘excluded within school rather than from school’. These young people may not be accessing the curriculum for a range of reasons.