Business students at Cronton Sixth Form College visited the fantastic Polish cultural centre of Krakow, wandering the alleyways and cobbled streets of the Old Town and Market Square to learn about the history of the great city as part of their Cultural Enrichment Programme.
Students had the opportunity to visit the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site of the Wieliczka Salt Mine to learn about the history of the salt industry and the mining of rock salt stretching back to Neolithic times. They were able to take in the incredible rock sculptures, carved statues and cathedral like rooms that the mines proudly display.
Solemn visits to both Auschwitz-Birkenau and Oskar Schindler’s factory provided a stark reminder of the sacrifice given by those who risked their lives for our freedom during World War 2.
Students also visited Krakow’s extensive Christmas markets to try traditional Polish cuisine and pick a few items up for their Christmas shopping.
Level 3 Business student, Luke Rotherham said, “I really enjoyed visiting Poland as Krakow is such a nice city to visit in the winter. It was also fascinating to learn about how an industry such as mining for salt has barely changed over thousands of years!”
Bryan Doyle, Business Tutor at Cronton Sixth Form College said, “Taking these wonderful students to one of the most beautiful cities on Earth was a real pleasure! This trip was mainly about enriching the cultural experience of our students and it was fantastic destination to do this. I am excited to show our students the contrast in culture and architecture between this beautiful ancient city and our next destination for the department which is Shanghai in China!”