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Lower Fifth History Cold War trip to Berlin

On Monday 23 January 23 Lower Fifth and Pathway students left for a four day visit to Berlin. The theme of the visit was the Cold War and there can’t be a better place to gain an insight into the features of that period in history. Sites included the concentration camp at Sachsenhausen  which was used as a prison camp by both the Nazi regime and the Soviets, Checkpoint Charlie and the Stasi prison. One of the highlights was the fantastic museum of East German Life where students were able to undertake a simulation drive in the iconic East German car, the Trabant and visit the recreation of a 1970s house. All of our guides were thoroughly informative and really made the history come alive. The students were excellent representatives of the school and can now bring the experience into the classroom to inform their learning. Thank you to Graham Hartley and James Adams for their tireless work and enthusiasm over the course of the trip.

Student comments:

"It is completely different when you study about an historical place, while standing there."

"Another highlight would be the Berlin Wall, because we could really see the great division... we could really see how desperate the people were to be free and also some of the sad stories about the people that had their families on the other side..."


Karen Lovett
Head of Humanities Faculty

Independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3 - 18 in Somerset