As part of their Key Stage 4 learning, Year 9 students have the opportunity visit places associated with the rise and the power of the Third Reich and some aspects of the Cold War in Germany. This eight day trip gives students the opportunity to visit historical sites including:
- Checkpoint Charlie Museum, Berlin
- Fully guided coach tour to see the Eastside Gallery, site of the Berlin 1936 Olympics, the Reichstag Building, Brandenburg Gate
- Wannsee Conference House, where the ‘final solution’ was decided upon.
- Sachsenhausen camp in Berlin
- Guided walking tour of Munich
- Nuremberg, site of the Nazi Rallies and a guided tour of the court rooms of the 1945 Tribunal by a serving judge
- Dachau concentration camp, Munich
This trip is particularly poignant for students and helps bring their classroom studies to life.
The history tour of Germany took place the first week of the summer holidays with 40 year 10 pupils travelling to Germany to experience the historic sites of Munich, Nuremberg and Berlin – all places associated with the Rise of Hitler, Nazi Germany and the Cold War, which are part of their GCSE course. The pupils also got to experience German culture and some highlights included a trip to the top of the Eagle’s Nest, a tour of the Nazi Rally grounds and the Nuremberg court rooms and a sightseeing tour of Berlin – which included a WW2 bunker tour.
All pupils were an absolute credit to the school and the History department would like to thank them all for their exceptional behaviour and mature attitude. I am sure this will be a trip they will never forget!