Pupils take in the culture and history of Krakow

Lucy Johnston, Lauren Houston and Lynsey Crossett at Auschwitz Birkenau. INNT22-521CON Photos by Nigel Arnold
Lucy Johnston, Lauren Houston and Lynsey Crossett at Auschwitz Birkenau. INNT22-521CON Photos by Nigel Arnold

PUPILS, teachers, governors and parents from Glengormley Integrated Primary School jetted off last week to the beautiful medieval city of Krakow in Poland for an unforgettable five-day cultural experience.

Whilst there, the school group not only got to experience the hospitality and kindness of the local people during visits to the Market Square, the Cloth Hall and St Mary’s Church, but they also set time aside to learn about the history and geography of the city and surrounding area.

The visit included a trip through The Wawel, the Royal Palace of the great kings of Southern Malapolska, a very moving and thought-provoking tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration and extermination camps, a wowing tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mines, and a beautiful, scenic raft trip along the Dunajec River bordering Slovakia in the Tatras Mountains.

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