LFA Requirements

All participants on the Lessons from Auschwitz Project are required to have a valid passport for the visit to Poland. Participants with a non-UK or EU passport should contact the Polish Embassy for visa requirements.

Our primary method of contact with coordinating teachers and participants is via email. Coordinating teachers and students must provide a valid email address where they can be directly contacted by the Trust.

Coordinating Teachers

Upon completing the application form, coordinating teachers are agreeing to become the point of contact within the school and with the Holocaust Educational Trust, for the duration of the course.

Coordinating teachers must ensure that they choose two students to participate on the course who are able to commit to all four components and ensure that both students complete the registration process within the relevant deadlines. They are responsible for ensuring students receive all information and materials about the participation in the LFA Project and support the students both before and after their visit to Poland.

Coordinating teachers are responsible for informing the school, parent/guardian and Local Authority of the student's participation on the course. They are also required to oversee and support the students as they undertake their Next Steps.

Participating Students

Chosen participants must be able to part in all four components of the course. If a student fails to attend the Orientation Seminar both students will not be permitted to take part in the visit to Poland. Failure by either student to attend the Follow-Up Seminar may affect the future participation of the school.

Participating students must ensure that they complete their online registration forms and return signed copies to the office. Students are not allowed to participate on the course if the forms are not completed, signed and returned to office by the deadline provided.

Participating Teachers

There are a very limited number of places available to teachers on each course, which are only chosen once all of the student places have been assigned.

Participating teachers are required to attend both seminars and the visit. They will need to pay an additional £59 for their place on the course and must not have previously participated on the course. Participating teachers must ensure that they complete their online registration forms and return signed copies to the office. They are not allowed to participate on the course if the forms are not completed, signed and returned to the office by the deadline provided.

The Trust works closely with Local Authorities to ensure that all schools are given the opportunity to participate on the Project. On rare occasions, the Local Authority may require a participating teacher from their area to act as a contact point for all schools within that Authority. The Trust will be in contact with any teachers that are within an Authority that requires this contact point. Contact point teachers are not required to provide a duty of care for students within their Authority.