Our longstanding pop-up exhibition about Anne Frank and the Holocaust brought into your school for up to two weeks.

Our exhibition engages young people in the history of the Holocaust through the story of Anne Frank and her family. We train your students to be peer educators leading exhibition tours for parents and fellow pupils, sharing their knowledge and gaining the confidence to speak out.


Through being a peer guide I have learnt so much about Anne's life and her story has made me think about how we treat other people. We all label people and make judgements about people but this experience has made me think about the effect that can have on others and what happens if prejudice does escalate and go unchecked. We all have a responsibility to think about the way in which we treat other people.
- Peer guide
Learning outcomes
  • thorough knowledge of Anne Frank, the Holocaust, antisemitism and prejudice in different forms today
  • understanding of key ideas including discrimination, stereotypes and unconscious bias
  • well-developed skills in critical thinking, discussion, presentation and public speaking
  • significantly more positive attitudes towards Jews and other groups of people in society today
  • an enthusiastic and lasting commitment to equality, with the confidence to speak out and take effective action 


How it works

You can choose up to 20 of your students to take part in our History for Today programme. We ask that you select a group with a range of needs and abilities, representative of your school community. They don't need any previous knowledge or experience, our Anne Frank Workers will help them develop all the learning and skills they need to be a peer guide. The exhibition is ideal for an assembly hall, sports hall, wide corridor or lobby, or a library or large classroom.

Day 1:

A day for learning. Your students will be introduced to our exhibition for the first time and will engage in a range of different exercises to build their knowledge of Anne Frank, the Holocaust and prejudice today.

Day 2:

Developing young people's voices. Bringing together all their learning from the previous day each young person will develop a script for the section of the exhibition they will be sharing with their peers. Working together, they will decide how they want to carry out tours of the exhibition as a team.

Exhibition opens in your school (up to two weeks)

Following a pre-arranged timetable, young people lead tours of our exhibition for fellow students. You might also provide tours for parents or others in your community such as your local councillors, mayor or MP. 

Follow up learning 

Our Anne Frank Worker returns to see some of the peer education in action, to offer feedback and reflections on learning, to present a certificate to each peer educator, and to look at future options for speaking out against prejudice, including our Anne Frank Ambassador programme

How to book

Email us at [email protected] and let us know you'd like to book History for Today. We'll be in touch as soon as we can to arrange a date that suits you. 

As a peer guide being the same age as Anne whilst she was writing her diary, I felt a huge sense of pride and importance being able to share her story and her message.  The exhibition helped to show one very personal story and what happened to her as a result of prejudice and discrimination.  Having young people like myself share this important message with our peers is I feel a really important way of communicating a message of equality for all.
- Peer guide


Where in the country is History for Today available? We can bring our programme to schools across mainland Scotland and the following regions of England: London and the home counties, North East England, North West England, Yorkshire, and West Midlands

How much does the programme cost? State schools in England, Wales and most of Scotland: free of charge, but fees for late cancellations. State schools in Dundee and Glasgow: modest charges required by local authorities - please ask us. Independent schools: Please get in touch so we can put together a package for your school.

How much space do we need for the exhibition? Our exhibition is made up of around 25 free-standing pop-up panels, each about the size of a room door. The exhibition is ideal for an assembly hall, sports hall, wide corridor or lobby, or a library or large classroom.

Who are Anne Frank Workers? Anne Frank Workers are our front-line delivery team, bringing our programmes to young people across England and Scotland. They are passionate, expertly trained anti-prejudice educators, many of them qualified teachers and youth workers, many with lived experience of prejudice.