The Holocaust Educational Trust, in conjunction with Hull University, is to offer university credits to sixth-formers who complete the four components of its Lessons from Auschwitz project.
Three of the components are an orientation meeting, a one-day Poland visit and a follow-up seminar. The final element is that participants share their experiences with fellow pupils and local communities.
If their work is approved by a university assessor, Hull will award them the equivalent of 10 Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CAT) points.
HET chief executive Karen Pollock pointed out that participants did “invaluable work to raise awareness of the lessons of the Holocaust. We are thrilled to have their efforts formally recognised by a prestigious institute of learning”.
Established in 1998, the project has taken over 5,000 students and teachers to Auschwitz. In 2005, the government gave the scheme financial support which has been extended to 2011.