A group of 35 students and four members of staff visited Germany's capital, Berlin. The aim of the trip was to help students gain an insight to what life was like in the years during the Cold War.
Over four days they covered some quite substantial mileage, taking in vasts amount of history and views of the city.
Below are some comments from a few students:
"The highlights of the trip for me were the Stasi Prison, Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and the bowling. I enjoyed everything that we did from the Olympic Stadium to the Reichstag with all the great views of Berlin."
"Every part of the trip made me even more grateful for the life we all live now. It made me open my eyes to how hard life was then plus what the previous generations went through. It was educational and eye-opening, but fun!"
"My highlight of the Berlin trip would have to be visiting the Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate at night. The Reichstag is a beautiful building and from the top you get a stunning view of the city’s night lights. While looking at the Brandenburg Gate a busker was playing the saxophone in the background which, again, added to the beauty of the night.”
"One thing in particular that I liked was experiencing a different culture such as catching trains around the city and seeing the amazing architecture. Another fascinating element was the visit to the Stasi prison, it was very interesting learning about Soviet attitudes and was eye opening concerning the treatment of citizens.”