Year 10 were given an eye-opening insight into Poland’s past during a Religious Studies trip to Krakow.
Visiting Schindler’s Factory, the students learned the story of Schindler himself and found out about the Nazi occupation of Poland.
Krakow’s Galicia museum was also on the itinerary, where the students met with a survivor whose father was a Schindler Jew.
A walking tour of the city, led by the students themselves, provided the perfect opportunity to take in the sights, including the old Jewish Quarter, Wawel Castle and Cathedral.
There was also time to visit Auschwitz 1, Auschwitz Birkenau and the former Gestapo Cells – not an easy visit, but an experience the students coped with well.
CHS Religious Studies Teacher, Miss Charlotte Parker said: “The students were so moved by the place and showed such empathy and maturity on a very difficult visit.”
The trip was rounded up with a stop at one of the world’s oldest salt mines in Wieliczka where the students even had the opportunity to sample the salt by licking the walls!