Stalls with traditional Polish pierogi (dumplings), flower crowns and souvenirs surrounded us as we entered Krakow. The Old Town was buzzing with activity, as we discovered the impressive basilica and central market place. Our later visit to the Wieliczka Salt Mines revealed to us the richness of Polish history, fuelled by its legends and hard-working communities. Descending the 300 or so stairs to the underground mine left us dizzy with excitement as we were shown the various sculptures and chapels that the workers created below the earth. 

Finally, our visit to Auschwitz Concentration Camp was a sobering, but powerful time for us to reflect on our world history- whilst also remembering the stories of so many men and women like us. We were all impacted in different ways but found the experience profoundly important.

Clémence, Year 12