Berlin Trip 2015

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A group of 13 pupils and 2 teachers, Mrs McLeod and Mr Parker, went on a trip on during the long weekend in February.

The trip was a History/Modern Languages trip, based around German and World War 2.

When they first arrived in Berlin, the group of 15 went to visit the Parliament, this was an interesting experience and they received a guided tour of the building and got a lot of the background.

Some of the other main highlights of the trip were; visiting the German History Museum, Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, The Topography of Terror, Checkpoint Charlie, the Pergamon Museum, The U-Bahn (Underground), The Berlin Wall, The Holocaust Memorial, Sachsenhausen memorial and Museum,  The Reichstag (Parliament).

When asked some of the students on the trip said that some of the most memorable moments included, Alistair getting rejected by Spanish girls, and receiving a fake number, feeding the birds while eating lunch, visiting a street market, viewing the graffiti, hanging out and playing games on the trains, getting to know each other much better and making new friends, experiencing new food. the traditional German foods (Schnitzel, Currywurst, etc.) meeting Phillip, a German boy who joined us for our evening meal and then joined most of us in the Hostel, and his Papa (German for Dad), learning phrases in German.

The students all had a great time and would like to thank Mr Parker and Mrs McLeod for an amazing trip and experience which they will never forget. they would also like to add that they want to go again.

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