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Historic Krakow

Posted on: March 7th 2017

Poland wieliczka photo from salt mineYear 10 and 11 students have recently had the chance to visit the historic city of Krakow in Poland, which provided an exceptional opportunity for the students to experience and reflect upon the issues raised during WWII and the Holocaust.  With guided visits to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Auschwitz and Birkenau, tours of the salt mines at Wieliczka and the Old Jewish Quarter at Kazimierz, the students’ GCSE studies were enriched by the experience, with the visit described as “life enhancing” by Head of Religious Studies, Ms Rachel Stobbart.

“Our excursion to the Wieliczka Salt Mine took us 130 metres underground to experience its incredible chapels, painstakingly carved out of salt by the miners over many years. The detail and intricacy of these chapels were spectacular to see and left all of us astounded at what can be achieved in such unlikely places. In stark contrast, our tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau was most poignant, with students experiencing many emotions. Our trip really was eye opening and an experience that I am sure we will never forget. As George Santayana said “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”; we hope that by making this trip we ensure such acts never happen again.”

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Amery Hill Prom - sunshine, sparkles and sophistication
Posted on: 27/06/2018

Amery Hill Prom - sunshine, sparkles and sophistication

Amery Hill’s Year 11 students celebrated the end of their secondary school education with a sophisticated dinner and dance at Froyle Park, Upper Froyle. Everything was perfectly in place from the suits and the bow ties, the beautifully elegant dresses to the handbags, the heels and the make-up! Talking about the event, Progress Leader, Mr Owain Lewis, commented “The arrangements for the evening were led by the Student Prom Committee, who organised the event like a team of professionals! Having worked so hard over the past few months for their GCSE exams, it was lovely that the students could celebrate together. They had a fantastic evening and it is definitely one they will remember.” The evening opened with an impressive array of transport for the traditional arrival at Amery Hill School, including a fantastic display of vintage vehicles, a variety of sports cars and even a tractor, a doughnut-performing Rotax kart and an articulated lorry cab, more commonly used to haul a 44 tonne trailer! The fly past by a yellow tiger moth biplane seemed coincidental, or was it?   It was wonderful that so many members of the community came out to wish them well and make them feel special for the evening. Tutors and students enjoyed a reception in the wonderful surroundings of Froyle Park before sitting down to dinner which was followed by the presentation of awards and speeches. The evening was rounded off at Froyle Park with plenty of photo opportunities and dancing.   To view the photos from the evening click here If students would like electronic copies of their own photos please contact Mrs Rose in the ICT Department.View Article