Friday 1st July 2016 - Special train and Kindertransport commemorations in Harwich, Essex
The primary objectives for this day are to raise money for 21st Century child refugees and to help educate the current crop of school children about the history of the Kindertransports and its enduring relevance to our world today.
We are making several hundred places available to school groups from outside the Harwich area on the special train for Kinder, their families and VIPs from London Liverpool Street. Places are available at no cost to school groups but we are asking all school groups participating to consider our sponsorship fundraising initiative to help 21st century refugee children less fortunate than ourselves; also whether this initiative could be extended beyond just those children travelling to other classes and year groups in their school.
Sponsorship fundraising forms can be downloaded: PDF FILE HERE, file opens in a separate window, you should be able to save to your local drive.
The following fifteen schools - in no particular order, and in addition to local Harwich and Dovercourt schools - are already confirmed with participation on the special trains and commemorative events in Harwich: - Corelli College, Blackheath, London. - The Billericay School, Billericay, Essex. - Sacred Heart Catholic School in Camberwell, South London - Heathcote School and Science College, Chingford, Essex. - St Joan of Arc Catholic School, Rickmansworth, Herts. - Globe Academy, Elephant and Castle, London. - Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College, New Cross, London - North Bridge House Senior School, Hampstead, London. - Brentwood School in Essex - Redden Court School, Romford, Essex - Oasis Academy Southbank, Lambeth, London. - St Saviour’s and St Olave’s School in Southwark, London - The Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College, Willesden, London - St Augustine’s CE High School, Oxford Road, London. - Nower Hill High School, North Harrow, Middlesex.
Our aim is to maximise student participation across a variety of different age groups, social backgrounds, geographical area and using modern technologies to broaden the audience, so if you have any ideas on this please do let us know.
A number of educational resources for schools will be made available here shortly.