As part of Notre Dame’s enrichment programme, 25 of our lower sixth students visited Berlin in June to explore museums and historical sites relating to the Cold War.
Our staff and students travelled by train, a conscious decision by the History & Politics Department in light of the climate crisis. After their Eurostar trip, they hopped on Deutsche Bahn, stopping at Brussels to eat Belgian chips, and Cologne for a quick peek at the cathedral.
During the trip, they took part in a guided tour of the Jewish Museum, and visited the DDR Museum, East Side Gallery, and the Berlin Wall Memorial.
Our students learnt a lot from their visit, and enjoyed their interrailing experience. One said, “Berlin is a fascinating place! To tour the city with such amazing teachers and friends was an enormous privilege, the best part of my Lower Sixth." Another added, “The highlight of the year. Travelling by train with such a great group really completed the experience."