Poland trip – photo gallery

Trip to Poland – photo gallery
On Saturday, 10th February, 55 students and staff travelled to Krakow, Poland and spent four days immersing themselves in the history and culture of the city.

The group had a busy itinerary. During the short stay, the group visited Krakow Old Town, the Wieliczka Salt Mine, Schindler’s Factory, The Gestapo & Polish Resistance Museum and Kazimierz Jewish district and Heroes Square. The square, which is situated in the Podgórze district, commemorates the Jewish victims of the war both through its name and also with an artistic chair installation that can be found there, representing the formation of the Krakow ghetto.

The group made an emotional visit to Auschwitz-Birkenhau Concentration Camp where the students took part in a guided tour, before showing their respects by laying a tribute from Cowley. All pupils were very respectful and moved by the experience.

The students also had time to relax with some shopping, and experiencing a traditional Polish folklore night, where they got involved with the singing and dancing. The trip was an enriching, educational experience for the students.