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GCSE History Students Enjoy A Memorable Trip To Berlin

Published Tuesday 25th of February 2020 10:51:11 AM

At the start of half term, 68 GCSE History students from Years 10 and 11, accompanied by eight staff, enjoyed a memorable trip to Berlin. The group visited a range of sites associated with the history of Germany in the first half of the twentieth century and the Cold War, which are important topics in the GCSE History curriculum. On the first evening, the group got to stretch their legs on a walking tour of some of the sites of central Berlin, and ascended Berlin’s TV Tower, one of the tallest structures in western Europe, which looked spectacular illuminated against the night sky. In a packed schedule, other notable sites included the Museum of German History, which closely complemented the GCSE History course, the Holocaust Memorial and its first-rate Visitor Centre, the Berlin Wall Memorial and an excellent guided tour of the Olympic Stadium, which was built for the 1936 Olympics. The group also spent a very moving and thought-provoking morning at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, where they learnt about the atrocious conditions experienced by those who were incarcerated, tortured and killed there, and at similar camps, under the Nazis.
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