Heart of the Nation: Migration and the Making of the NHS school resources

This school resource was designed for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 students and was inspired by the stories in the Migration Museum’s exhibition Heart of the Nation: Migration and the Making of the NHS.

Since the NHS started 75 years ago, migration has always been central to our national health service. Without workers from all around the world, as doctors, nurses, porters and cleaners, the NHS would not be able to function. This school resource explores four illustrated stories of real NHS workers who migrated to Britain; how and why they came to Britain and the challenges and opportunities they faced when getting here.

This resource was designed and illustrated by Jess Nash:

Ordinary objects, extraordinary stories

The website features four people affected by the Holocaust, their stories, objects and journeys.

This resource gives an overview of the site, navigation and content, and ideas for using it as part of the History curriculum or to mark Holocaust Memorial Day with students. It also includes a PowerPoint presentation to share some of the site’s content in the classroom, with questions for discussion.

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