Fourth and Fifth Form History pupils visited Berlin for an illuminating and informative, albeit emotive, trip to Berlin. On arrival, pupils embarked on a walking tour of the historic centre of Berlin, including stops at the Brandenburg Gate and the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.
The second day was spent visiting the famous dome at the Reichstag building before learning about persecution and repression in Nazi Germany at the Topography of Terror Museum. In the afternoon, pupils visited the Olympiastadion Stadium, the centrepiece of the 1936 Olympic Games as well as many famous football matches, concluding the day with a spectacular view of the lights of Berlin from the top of the TV Tower.
The final day of this poignant trip began at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, followed by a visit to Wannsee Conference House, the site where leading Nazis planned the implementation of the Final Solution, before heading to the airport to return home.