26 Oct History trip to Berlin
Year 11 and Year 12 History students from Highbury Grove School have just returned from a History trip to Germany’s capital, Berlin. Students were there to trace the footsteps of some of Europe’s most significant Historical events.
Whilst in Berlin, students paid their respects at the Holocaust Memorial and visited the informative museums of the Topography of Terror and Checkpoint Charlie.
A visit to Wannsee Conference enabled students to learn about the roots of the Nazis’ Final Solution and reflect on who was responsible. Students improved their knowledge of both the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany history in preparation for their Year 11 exam through an array of guided tours and learning activities.
An afternoon at Sachsenhausen proved a testing experience for all, reflecting on Nazi methods of terror and fear as a tool of control prior and during WWII.
Visiting the Berlin Wall provided an excellent opportunity to consider the divisions of East and West Berlin as well as the relationship between East Germany and the Soviet Union following WWII.
Students arrived back safely with an improved knowledge of Berlin’s role in the Weimar, German Nazi and Cold War periods of History. A memorable learning experience for all.
Ms Hulme (Head of History)
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