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Religion and Philosophy Trip to Krakow, Poland

Published on 05/01/18

During the first weekend of the Christmas holiday, 25 pupils from Years 10-13 travelled to Krakow in Poland for a Religion and Philosophy trip. On Saturday morning pupils visited Auschwitz-Birkenau where they were given a detailed tour of both the museum and the remains of the original camp, as well as the memorial that now stands there. In the afternoon there was an opportunity to reflect on the experience of visiting a concentration camp, discussing why the Holocaust took place and what we can learn from places such as Auschwitz.

Pupils also visited Wawel Castle and the Christmas markets in the historic centre of Krakow. On Sunday, pupils toured Wieliczka Salt Mines, viewing the amazing salt sculptures as well as the deepest underground church in the world. Pupils then had a chance to see the Jewish quarter of Krakow, before returning home in the evening.