Students visit Krakow in Poland on a History Department trip.
During the second week of the Easter holidays, 35 pupils in Year 9 and 10 along with Mr. Gordon, Mr. Jenkins, Miss Pollock and Miss Redmond visited Krakow in Poland on a History Department trip. The main purpose in the organisation of the trip was to enable the pupils to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau, a camp set up by the Nazis in the Second World War and a key site of remembrance. As well as this visit, the pupils explored the sights of Krakow, namely through trips to Schindler’s Factory, the Galicia Museum, Krakow Castle and Cathedral and the Wieliczka Salt Mines. There was also time for souvenir shopping in the Main Square of Krakow. It must be noted that the pupils’ behaviour during the trip was a real credit to the school and it was clear from their engagement and overall attitude, that the trip was informative and ultimately, enjoyed by all.