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Pupils moved by school visit to Auschwitz and Berlin

PUBLISHED: 14:00 28 April 2018

Students from Ormiston Venture Academy on their history trip to Germany and Poland. Picture: Courtesy of Ormiston Academies Trust

Students from Ormiston Venture Academy on their history trip to Germany and Poland. Picture: Courtesy of Ormiston Academies Trust

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Students from a Great Yarmouth school learned about the Second World War, the Holocaust and the Cold War during a trip to Berlin and Krakow.

Students from Ormiston Venture Academy on their history trip to Germany and Poland. Picture: Courtesy of Ormiston Academies TrustStudents from Ormiston Venture Academy on their history trip to Germany and Poland. Picture: Courtesy of Ormiston Academies Trust

The school trip, during the Easter holidays, saw 77 Ormiston Venture Academy students visit the cities in Germany and Poland.

Whilst in Krakow, the group had an opportunity to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau and learn about the horrors of the Holocaust. A spokesman said: “Students found it difficult to describe their thoughts upon visiting the camps but all found the experience incredibly moving.”

Other activities included a walking tour of Berlin, an hour in the DDR Museum before it opened to the public, and a visit to the factory of Oskar Schindler who saved 1,200 Jews from death during the holocaust.

“Dave Richards, assistant principal of Ormiston Venture Academy and trip leader, said: “It was a privilege to take this group of wonderful students away to allow them to learn so much about this period by witnessing locations and hearing tales and stories in a much more direct manner than we can ever manage in the classroom.”

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