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Destination Poland

Destination Poland: please help Rotherham’s Looked After Children take an educational trip of a lifetime.

The ‘Destination Poland’ project will be a unique journey of exploration and education for 14 young people from the Looked After Children (LAC) Council. The visit to Krakow, Poland, is supported by corporate parents including senior staff at Rotherham Council and elected members. It will enable the children and young people to learn more about anti-fascism, significant events in history and enable them to bring their learning back to peers. 

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The Rotherham Looked After Children’s Council have requested an educational visit to Poland in-keeping with their ongoing commitment to anti-fascism work including their participation at the Rotherham Holocaust Memorial Day Events, Armed Forces Day and Remembrance Sunday Parade and Services. This brief proposal will outline the basic details. The Destination Poland Project will be a journey of exploration and education for 14 vulnerable young people from the LAC Council supported by 4 Staff. The educational residential will take place over a five day period in Easter Half Term 2017. Young people will keep journals of their experiences, feelings thoughts and learning during their visit and will use these to create a feedback report and presentations to be delivered to the Corporate Parenting Panel and share with their peers at an event in the Town Hall.

This itinerary will consist of:

Day One – Journey to Poland
Travel from Rotherham to Airport by Coach Flight to Krakow Poland
Transfer from Balice Airport to Guest Rooms
Dinner in a restaurant in the City Centre

Day Two
Breakfast
9.00 – 12 Visit to Kazimierz – the former Jewish district, which was the scenery of Steven Spielberg’s ‘Schindler’s List’ film, with active synagogues and cemeteries.
12.30 – 14.00 Visit to Schindler’s Factory Museum
Free Time – Dinner in City

Day Three
Breakfast
9.00 Transfer from Krakow to Aushwitz-Birkenau
10.30 Meeting with the licensed local guide in Auschwitz
10.30 – 13.30 Visit Auschwit-Birkenau, a complex of former Nazi concentration camps
Transfer to Krakow
Free Time – Dinner in City

Day Four
Breakfast
9.00 Transfer from Krakow to the Salt Mine in Wieliczka
10.00 Meeting with the licensed local guide at Wieliczka Salt Mine
10.00 – 12.30 guided tour along Wieliczka Salt Mine
Transfer to Krakow
Free Time – Dinner in City

Day Five – Journey Home
Breakfast & Check out
Transfer to Balice Airport
Flight from Krakow to England
Coach from Airport to Rotherham

Prior to visit – Young people from the LAC Council will engage in collating relevant information for their journey, piecing together an information booklet for foster carers and will actively engage in writing their own individual Risk Assessments.  The LAC Council will deliver a presentation evening for Foster Carers and Social Care Staff to inform them of their Destination Poland plans. Also, the LAC Council would like to visit Beth Schalom in Nottingham to further their understanding of Holocaust and genocide in preparation for their visit to Poland.

Post Destination Poland Visit – During their visit the young people from the LAC Council and will write their own personal journals recording their experiences, feelings, thoughts and learning.  This information together with a reflective workshop will be used to create a feedback report/leaflets and presentation to be delivered to the Corporate Parenting Panel and also to share with their peers at an event at the Town Hall. In Addition, the LAC Council  will also deliver a presentation about their experiences and share their Voices at the Holocaust Memorial Day event at the Town Hall.


If you need any further information about Destination Poland please do not hesitate to contact Lisa Du-Valle on tel: 01709 822130 or email: lisa.duvalle@rotherham.gov.uk

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