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An enthusiastic group of 39 Form 9 students left Nice Airport for Paris on 25th February, on the first step of their History trip to Normandy, accompanied by four staff. Travelling by bus to Caen, they had a tour of the historical centre of the town. An enthusiastic...
Following the PTA’s support of MIMOSA, the Association supporting cancer research, students in Forms 9 and 10 organised a basketball match between the two classes in order to raise money for this cause. The two teams were made up essentially of boys with one girl in...
Students in Forms 10, 11 and 12 will have an opportunity to discover the courses offered by British universities at a mini University Fair at School on Wednesday 18th March. There will be a total of 9 universities separately represented: Royal Holloway (University of...
On Friday 31st January the Parent Teacher Association joined ranks with the Mimosa Association which is a community of people on the Côte d’Azur raising funds to fight cancer. The School sponsors the Mimosa Runners who participate in the Cannes marathon on 8th...
From 3rd to 9th February is Children’s Mental Health Awareness week and Mougins School will be highlighting the importance of looking after oneself and others during the week. The theme this year is ‘Find Your Brave’ and there are activities for both Primary and...
6th Form Student reactions to their recent History trip to Krakow in Poland
"A roller coaster of emotions… one of the most memorable trips I have ever been on. When my fiends asked me, on my return, “How was Auschwitz?”, I struggled to find an answer. Words hold such little significance in regards to the emotions I felt when physically walking through human history. It was sad, almost heart achingly so at times, but more importantly it has given me the most beautiful gift of all – appreciation: appreciation for all that life has handed to me … Our days together as a class on this trip will not be forgotten"
"Totally unforgettable trip for all of us…we were constantly and continuously learning so much about Polish history and its culture as well as life in Krakow and, of course, Auschwitz. The most poignant and breath-taking event was the interview with a Holocaust survivor: so many emotions…"
“This mesmerising trip left me in awe. When I arrived I was, in all honesty, clueless. Such, as a white canvass, I let the colours of history build, assimilate, dry and blend upon me. The memories of Mrs Geruszcyznska, the ghetto and the concentration camp will forever remain in my memory and affect my personal values and life. I am truly grateful for having such a comprehensive, positive and knowledge-thirsty group of historians around me… “Those who forget their past are doomed to repeat it”: Mougins School historians know…”
“The best school trip I have been on from a personal point of view”
“Absolutely astonishing trip… very emotional and important. As young people it is vital that we do not repeat the mistakes from such horrors of the past. My highlight was the amazing Schindler Museum and that talk from Mrs Miroslawa Geruszcyznska. To hear, face to face, about the trauma and emotion of her experience in wartime Poland was a privilege and something that cannot be found in any video or documentary. This visit was a huge success and should take place in further years…”
“This was an extraordinary trip … the best I have ever been on. Meeting Mrs Geruszcyznska was the highlight of the trip and to hear how she earned the title of ‘Righteous Amongst Nations’ was amazing. Krakow is beautiful: a city full of culture with the walking tour around the former Jewish Ghetto being an inspiration.”
“I am not usually a fan of school trips … but I think it is fair to say that the Poland History trip got everything right to make a really memorable and impactful experience. The places we visited gave me a real insight into Poland during the Second World War: having a tour of the Jewish district on the first day gave a perfect foundation for all the other places we visited. Listening to someone who lived through the most horrific moments in the history of mankind was such a surreal experience… but one that will live with me for a very long time. One of the hardest parts of the trip was to walk around the most infamous extermination camp of Auschwitz. Even now, writing days later, I cannot really process that I walked on the same ground that was walked on by millions of people - most of whom were murdered in that same place.”