30 Glengormley High students visited Poland at the end of February. The first day consisted of a walking tour of the city of Krakow – including the Old Town Square, the former Jewish Ghetto and Wawel Hill and Castle. The students heard how Krakow has developed as a city with a focus on the historical context of the treatment of the Polish Jews under the Nazi regime. This was further explored with a visit to the Schindler Museum.
Saturday consisted of a trip to the extermination camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau where the students were informed of the extent and nature of the Holocaust. The students were able to relax that evening with a quiz courtesy of Mrs Kerr and Miss Dowds. We visited the Salt mine on Sunday. It features an underground lake, a chapel and various exhibits on the history of salt mining in the region.