Earlier this month we took a group of students studying GCSE History on a school trip to Berlin.
One of the subjects we are covering this year is the Cold War, so the aim of the trip was to visit some of the capital’s iconic landmarks that are particularly associated with that period of history.
The 25 students from Year 10 and Year 11 spent a fun, informative and thought-provoking weekend, immersing themselves in the atmosphere of the city. Among other places of historic interest, we visited Checkpoint Charlie, the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall Memorial.
Seeing the sites in person helped the students get a feel for the impact these places had, not only on German history, but on World history.
We’d like to thank the members of staff who accompanied the students and helped to make the trip such a great success.