This month, students in Years 9 and 10 went on an important trip to Kraków in Poland.

The trip was held as an enrichment opportunity to support students in their learning about the Holocaust for Beliefs and Values.

On the first day, the group spent the morning at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

It was a tough morning, but students found the experience invaluable and learnt a lot.

Later on, they visited the Schindler museum and learnt about the complicated character of Oskar Schindler.

In the evening, the group had dinner at an authentic Jewish restaurant and were accompanied by musicians who treated them to some fantastic traditional songs!

A musician plays a traditional instrument

The next day, students and staff toured the charming streets of Kazimierz – Kraków’s Jewish quarter.

Along the way, they stopped at the beautiful Remuh Synagogue.

Finally, they visited the Galicia Jewish Museum where they heard from a Holocaust survivor raised by a Polish family.

The trip was a fantastic opportunity for students to become immersed in the culture of Kraków as well as learning about its rich past.

Thank you to our Beliefs and Values department for making this trip possible!