FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Frequently Asked Questions

(Please note: no live Events are available during the school year 2021 – 2022 due to the pandemic)

 

What age group is Out of the Darkness: Janine’s Story aimed at?

Out of the Darkness: Janine’s Story is aimed at students aged 12+ – 18* and is available for any teacher to preview as part of standard school risk assessment. 

 

What about older and younger students?

Out of the Darkness: Janine’s Story will also have appeal and meaning to older students and adults. Please contact us to discuss further but we do not recommend it being shown to children under 11+.

 

What age group is Out of the Darkness: Assembly Film aimed at?

Out of the Darkness: Assembly Film is suitable for all ages 11+ to 18*.  The Assembly Film is available for any teacher to preview as part of standard school risk assessment.

 

What about students in Special Schools?

HLUK advises that Out of the Darkness: Janine’s Story and Out of the Darkness: Assembly Film are likely to be too emotionally and cognitively demanding for students attending Special Schools. Teachers within Special Schools are strongly recommended to view both these in full prior to screening it for their students.

*Students within Special Schools

 

Are Out of the Darkness: Janine’s Story and Out of the Darkness: Assembly Film suitable for students of all ethnicities, religions, racial and national groups?

Most definitely!  Both of these films are intended for students of every religious, ethnic, racial and national group.

 

Is Out of the Darkness: Janine’s Story and/or Out of the Darkness: Assembly Film suitable for students with and without knowledge of the Holocaust and/or of World War Two?

Out of the Darkness: Janine’s Story and Out of the Darkness: Assembly Film are designed to be accessible and stimulating to students with either no knowledge of the Holocaust and WW2 or with students with extensive knowledge of the Holocaust and WW2.  Indeed Out of the Darkness: Assembly Film is an excellent introduction to students about the Holocaust and Out of the Darkness: Janine’s Story also provides an excellent overview of the Holocaust so students can learn about the history while absorbing the personal testimonies.

 

What will happen when I register my school?  

You will receive a notification explaining how to access our “Registered Users Page”.  This will allow you to find the teacher resources and link into the film.  Each time you wish to screen the film, you will be asked to complete a short questionnaire as to how many students from each year group/grades will be viewing it on that occasion, and once that is submitted, the film link will be “live” for you.

 
My school has a hearing-impaired student(s). Is a subtitled version of Out of the Darkness: Janine’s Story and Out of the Darkness: Assembly Film available?
Yes: Both can be screened with subtitles. This can be requested just before each screening.
 
 
Are Out of the Darkness: Janine’s Story and Out of the Darkness: Assembly Film free?
Both (including the subtitled version) are free to all schools and all organisations, and to guest registrants. 
 
 
Do I have to register for both Out of the Darkness: Janine’s Story and Out of the Darkness: Assembly Film or can I select one or the other?

Schools can register to view one or the other or both of these Docufilms.


Do I have to register for both films at the same time?

Schools can register for either or both films whenever they choose.  Just remember that the Screening Window for Out of the Darkness: Assembly Film is 17th January 2022 to 17th February 2022 for use on or around Holocaust Memorial Day (27th January 2022) whereas the Screening Window for Out of the Darkness: Janine’s Story is from 17th January 2022 to 31st May 2022.  Registration for both Docufilms is now open.


Is the Docufilm simple to show to students? 

Both Out of the Darkness: Janine’s Story and Out of the Darkness: Assembly Film can be shown to your students very simply following a brief registration process. Many schools have done so. No technical knowledge or IT sophistication is required!

 

Can I view Out of the Darkness: Janine’s Story and/or Out of the Darkness: Assembly Film prior to showing it to my students?

Yes, most definitely. We recognise that teachers will expect to do so. Once you have registered there is no limit to how many times you may show the films to individual teachers and / or to groups of students.

 

Is there any limit to the number of viewings I am allowed to make?

No, there is no limit to the number of times you may show Out of the Darkness: Janine’s Story or Out of the Darkness: Assembly Film once you have registered. However, please be aware that the Screening Windows differ for each film.  Out of the Darkness: Janine’s Story is only be available during the Screening Window from 17th January 2022 to 31st May 2022.  Out of the Darkness: Assembly Film is only available from 17th January 2022 to 17th February 2022.

 

If more than one teacher is going to screen the film, do we need to make multiple registrations?  

No. Teachers from the same school can share the username and password that has been registered. There is no need for any single institution or organisation to make multiple registrations. 

 

I’ve forgotten my password – please can you reset it for me.  

Simply click on “forgotten password?” and a link will be sent to the registered email address, allowing you to reset your password.

 

How long is Out of the Darkness: Janine’s Story?

Out of the Darkness: Janine’s Story is 59 minutes long with an End of Part One break at 26 minutes to assist with lesson planning.

 

How long is Out of the Darkness: Assembly Film?

Out of the Darkness: Assembly Film is 15 minutes long with no break.

 

Can my school download and keep a copy of Out of the Darkness: Janine’s Story or Out of the Darkness: Assembly Film?

No, copying and keeping the Docufilm is not permitted. However, registration will be available again next year!

 

Can we give the link to parents so that they can watch the film with their children? 

No, screenings are intended for teacher-led viewing only.

 

Do you evaluate the effectiveness of your Docufilms?

Teachers are asked to complete evaluations of our Events and after screening the Docufilm. These results are analysed annually and used to inform the development of future Events. 

[For the full formal evaluation please click here].

We also collect feedback from students. Informal feedback is updated regularly on our news page.                        See: News & Updates – Holocaust Learning UK 

 

How is Holocaust Learning UK funded?

HLUK is a registered charity and we are funded purely by donations. We are deeply grateful to all our Supporters.

 

Can I make a personal donation to HLUK or can my school make a donation?

Yes, both personal and organisational donations are gratefully accepted. Please click here to donate to us via Virgin Money Giving. 

For any other queries please contact us:  registrations@holocaustlearninguk.org