On 17th October a group of very excited pupils from Years 11-14 departed from Bloomfield, accompanied by Mr Waterworth, Mr Mulholland, Mr McAuley, Miss Johnston and Mrs Stevenson, to embark on the journey to Berlin.
The next four days saw pupils and staff engage in a range of activities designed to offer a deeper understanding of the fascinating history and culture of this iconic city. We explored presentations on the history of the Nazi era and the lifestyle of GDR citizens, investigated both the past and present significance of the Olympic Stadium, paused for reflection on the horrors of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, scaled the heights of the dome in Berlin Cathedral and tested our stamina as we explored the city attractions on foot by day and by night. Members of staff were encouraged as the pupils’ knowledge of History and German came to life within the vibrant surroundings of the German capital and the trip was made all the more successful by the positive attitude and engagement of the whole group.
Berlin will remain a special place for all of us.