EPR and Humanities trip to Krakow and Auschwitz

Students from years 10, 11 and 12 travelled to Poland last week to learn more about its history.  Read Miss Nash’s report from this interesting two-day trip.

Firstly, we had the opportunity to experience the city of Krakow and even had time for some Christmas shopping!  However, the main reason for visiting was to go to Auschwitz, which we did on the second day.

Our guide, Nick from Anglia Tours was superb and really helped us understand the historical and religious context of the Holocaust. Students were very respectful and were fascinated by our guide’s knowledge. We spoke a lot about how Auschwitz made us feel, why the Nazis chose to attack Jews and other groups and how it was liberated. As staff, we feel like we will now redefine how we teach this as it has made all of us think about the Holocaust in such a different way. 

We hope to run the trip next year but for three days instead of two to see more of Krakow. Thank you to Mr Weston and Miss Searle for their help on the trip and to our amazing students who all had a brilliant time and really did our school proud!

Miss Nash