ON TUESDAY, 15 October, Year 10 students from Bishop Challoner went to Gatwick to fly out to Poland. They were going to Kraków.

The Year 10s will visit Auschwitz, a salt mine, hear a talk from a Holocaust survivor and much more on their three-day trip.

This trip has run many times before and has always been a valuable experience. It complements the History GCSE, and the Y10 study of World War II.

Many students really want to talk with a Holocaust survivor, as many are sadly passing away with age.

They will also visit Wieliczka Salt Mine, which produced table salt until 2007. It is one of the oldest operating salt mines in the world.

The mine also has salt sculptures you can look at. The mine is 327 metres deep, and it extends over 287km horizontally, in chambers and passages.

Overall, this will definitely be a memorable trip, as well as a thought-provoking one. Let’s hope they’re enjoying it.

By Edward Mason