Sixteen pupils in years 10 and 11 travelled to Poland from 10th - 12th July for a tour of Auschwitz Birkenau, the most lethal concentration and death camp used by the Nazis during the Holocaust. During the Second World War, it was responsible for over 1 million deaths, with the majority being Jewish people.
Pupils spent two days learning about the history of the Holocaust as well as Jewish life before, during and after the Holocaust.
They also learnt about the motivations behind such a horrific event and how it was allowed to happen, as well as conditions within the camp itself. Pupils displayed upmost respect and held challenging conversations throughout the trip, which they responded maturely and perceptively to.
Nyomi Bembridge, Year 10, said the trip was “an experience I’ll never forget.” The 16 pupils will be presenting their findings in House assemblies in early September, as well as their personal reactions to what they learnt.