Last week six of our students visited Auschwitz on a day trip organised through the Holocaust Educational Trust.
A mammoth 18 hours on the go from 4am in the morning, until they were picked up back outside the airport at around 10.30pm is a monumental effort under any circumstances, but especially considering the nature of the trip.
All the students were an absolute credit to our sixth form, they were brilliant in displaying their empathy, respect and understanding of what they were seeing and hearing as we went through the day. They handled some very tough settings, stories and displays across the camps incredibly maturely and the educator from the Trust commented on how superb they were as a group in their reflective thinking.
Whilst the camp is very difficult to bear witness to, it was a fantastic opportunity for our students to reflect and take those lessons from Auschwitz forward in their futures.