A group of 41 King’s Ely Senior students spent the first few days of their half term exploring Berlin and Krakow.

The trip saw Historians in Years 11 and 12, and five members of King’s staff, clocking up a LOT of steps as they explored the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Wall Museum – Checkpoint Charlie, Topography of Terror, Berlin Wall Documentation Center, Olympiastadion Berlin, the Reichstag Building, Berlin’s East Side Gallery, the Stasi Museum, and more.

In Krakow, the group did a walking tour around the Jewish Quarter and the Medieval Old Town, as well as visiting the Wieliczka Salt Mine. The trip concluded with a day at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

It sounds like the trip was fantastic, with lots of important History learnt, many sights explored, and heaps of memories made.

Colin Currie, Head of History at King’s Ely Senior, said: “All pupils conducted themselves with decorum throughout the trip – I was particularly impressed by their maturity and solemnity at Auschwitz, but also appreciated their positive attitude and good company throughout the trip.

“I would also like to thank Andy Thomas, James Foster, Melanie Hughes and Helen Briggs for all of their help, support, and good humour from start to finish.”

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