Sixth Form News & Events

Berlin

Slapton SandsThis year’s trip to Berlin departed bright and early on Thursday 22nd Feb at 4.30 am from Gatwick airport. Upper sixth students and Mrs Vellucci, Mr Blackband and Miss Corry had an action packed four days. As well as seeing the Berlin Olympic Stadium and Reichstag, we all tried to keep warm in a very chilly Berlin, dipping to -12 on one day. We also visited the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and the Topography of Terror, among other relevant museums for the upper sixth historians. One of the most moving and thought provoking experiences was a trip to Sachsenhausen concentration camp, just outside Berlin. Our guide, Steve, did a brilliant job of explaining the importance of this camp and he helped to place into context such a difficult topic. The evenings were taken up by, among other activities, bowling and an escape game activity. We returned on Sunday 25th Feb, tired but full to the brim with history knowledge.. A great trip..