It’s been a busy few months for Archbishop Blanch School as students and staff expanded their learning by visiting a variety of far-flung destinations.
From performing arts in Paris, exploring history in Berlin and Krakow, to soaking up art and design in Barcelona; three separate trips took place involving a variety of faculties and year groups.
The first trip to depart involved 31 sixth formers who visited Berlin and Krakow with the humanities faculty.
In Berlin, the students visited sights such as the Topography of Terror and Wannsee Conference House and explored the rise of Nazi power in the capital.
Students then got to discover the gorgeous city of Krakow, continuing their studies by touring the Jewish district including the restored synagogue and Schindler’s Factory. The trip culminated with tours of Auschwitz and Birkenau, a visit which students found difficult but essential.
From one European city to the next, the next trip involved 34 art and DT pupils who flew to Barcelona for a jam-packed three days in the Spanish city. With many of the girls interested in engineering and possible careers, they visited the F1 Circuit de Catalunya which was a fantastic experience.
Next, they explored Barcelona by foot and metro, visiting key landmarks such as the famous Park Guell and the Picasso Museum. The students, now armed with plenty of inspiration for future art and DT pieces, are excited to apply everything they learned in Barcelona in to their work.
The final trip involved 35 GCSE and A-level dance and music students who jetted off on a once in a lifetime trip to perform at Disneyland Paris. Students gave a breath-taking performance on the renowned Cinemagique stage in the Walt Disney Studios Park.
Headteacher Heather Duggan, said: “We are incredibly proud of all of the girls and how they conducted themselves across all three trips. We believe learning should extend outside the four walls of a classroom and try to offer as many cultural experiences as possible at Archbishop Blanch. With four European cities already ticked off this year, who knows where the ABS girls will head to next!”