One of the most popular residential visits which took place in Enhancement Week in 2015, was the annual trip to Berlin, organised by the History department. Forty-two of our students headed across to the famous city, accompanied by five members of staff, to absorb the history and culture it has to offer.
The visit incorporated excursions to several key sites relating to the Cold War, including the Berlin Wall, DDR Museum and Checkpoint Charlie) as well as the Bundestag Dome and the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial.
All the visiting students, some of whom were not actually studying History, found that the trip broadened their historical knowledge and gave them a real insight into the city. “We all had an amazing time,” said Kate Whitaker, a student on the rip. “We all bought “I Love Berlin” t shirts so we can remember the time we had.”
The trip is hoping to go ahead again in 2016. Any interested lower 6th students should contact Mr Dixon or any History teacher for information.