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9th November 2022


During half term, 40 Year 9, 10 and 11 pupils travelled to Berlin for a History trip with links to the GCSE topics of the Superpower Relations and Weimar and Nazi Germany. We spent three days exploring the city, taking in all of the important historical sites as well as paying our respects at the Sachsenhausen memorial, Deportation memorial and the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. All of these were very powerful, and pupils responded to them with the utmost respect. We embarked on a four hour walking tour of the city, which included the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie. We ended the last evening with a visit to the roof terrace of the Reichstag where we had some wonderful views of the city all lit up for the evening. Pupils behaved brilliantly throughout and engaged with the rich history of the city.