Activity 1: Kindertransport and Child Refugees in Wales: Part 1 - Driving Forces

Age group:

Years 7-9 (ages 11-14)

Progression Step 3

Teachers may also consider adapting the material for Years 5-6 (ages 9-11)

In this activity, students will consider the expression ‘child refugee’, what they think it means and why they think it means what it does. Students will then learn about Jewish child refugees during the 1930s. They will collect historical information about the Kindertransport and listen to the lived experience of a child refugee.


Students will discuss the British response to the Nazi persecution and will have the opportunity to reflect on why refugees flee their home country, to safety.


This activity forms part of the Kindertransport & Child Refugees in Wales module and it is recommended that Parts 2 and 3 are also completed to further understand the emotional impact of being a refugee.