FAQS

WHAT AGE GROUP IS OUT OF THE DARKNESS: STEVEN'S STORY AIMED AT?

Out of the Darkness: Steven’s Story is aimed at students aged 13+ – 18. Teachers are able  to preview the film as part of a standard school risk assessment.

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. Teachers are able to preview the film as part of a standard school risk assessment.

WHAT AGE GROUP IS OUT OF THE DARKNESS: ASSEMBLY FILM AIMED AT?

Out of the Darkness: Assembly Film is suitable for students ageds 11+ to 18.  Teachers are able  to preview the film as part of a standard school risk assessment.

WHAT ABOUT STUDENTS IN SPECIAL SCHOOLS?

Holocaust Learning UK advises that Out of the Darkness: Steven’s Story, Out of the Darkness: Janine’s Story and Out of the Darkness: Assembly Film may be too emotionally and / or cognitively demanding for students attending Special Schools. Teachers within Special Schools are strongly recommended to view each film in full prior to screening for their students.

ARE OUT OF THE DARKNESS: JANINE’S STORY, OUT OF THE DARKNESS: STEVEN’S STORY AND OUT OF THE DARKNESS: ASSEMBLY FILM SUITABLE FOR STUDENTS OF ALL ETHNICITIES, RELIGIONS, RACIAL AND NATIONAL GROUPS?

Most definitely!  All films are intended for students of every religious, ethnic, racial and national group. Other genocides are also referenced.

IS OUT OF THE DARKNESS: STEVEN’S STORY, 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: Steven’s Story, 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.

Out of the Darkness: Assembly Film is an excellent, succinct introduction to students about the Holocaust. Both Out of the Darkness: Steven’s Story and Out of the Darkness: Janine’s Story provide an outstanding overview of the Holocaust, enabling students to 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: STEVEN’S STORY, OUT OF THE DARKNESS: JANINE’S STORY AND OUT OF THE DARKNESS: ASSEMBLY FILM AVAILABLE?

Yes. All films can be screened with subtitles. This can be requested just before each screening.

ARE OUT OF THE DARKNESS: STEVEN’S STORY, OUT OF THE DARKNESS: JANINE’S STORY AND OUT OF THE DARKNESS: ASSEMBLY FILM FREE OF CHARGE?

Yes.  All films (including the subtitled version) are free to all schools and all organisations, and to guest registrants.

DO I HAVE TO REGISTER FOR ALL THE FILMS OR CAN I SELECT ONE OR TWO?

Schools can register to view any or all of these films.

DO I HAVE TO REGISTER FOR ALL OF THE DOCFILMS AT THE SAME TIME?

Schools can register for one, two or all films whenever they choose.

ARE THE DOCUFILMS SIMPLE TO SHOW TO STUDENTS?

All the films 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!

However, if you are showing this to students at in their own homes, we recommend screen sharing via the school’s fast broadband service as students’ home broadband bandwidth may be insufficient to prevent lagging.

CAN I VIEW OUT OF THE DARKNESS: STEVEN’S STORY, 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 the films once you have registered.

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: STEVEN'S STORY?

54 mins shown in three equal parts of 18 minutes each to assist with lesson planning.

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.

ARE THERE ANY EDUCATIONAL / TEACHERS’ RESOURCES PROVIDED?

Yes, see our Resources Page here.  Like all Holocaust Learning UK offerings, the Resources are made available free of charge.

CAN MY SCHOOL DOWNLOAD AND KEEP A COPY OF OUT OF THE DARKNESS: STEVEN’S STORY, OUT OF THE DARKNESS: JANINE’S STORY OR OUT OF THE DARKNESS: ASSEMBLY FILM?

No, copying and keeping the film is not permitted. However, from October 2022, schools will be able to view all the films all year round.

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 film. These results are analysed annually and used to inform the development of future Events.

We also collect feedback from students and use teacher and student evaluation in our forward planning.

HOW IS HOLOCAUST LEARNING UK FUNDED?

Holocaust Learning UK is a registered charity and we are funded purely by donations. We are deeply grateful to every one of our Supporters.

CAN I MAKE A PERSONAL DONATION TO HOLOCAUST LEARNING UK OR CAN MY SCHOOL MAKE A DONATION?

Yes, both personal and organisational donations are gratefully accepted. Please click here to donate.

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