‘academically enriching’ trip to Berlin

Wednesday February 28, 2018

During half-term, twenty Concord students accompanied by four staff members, travelled to Berlin – a city full of history, as part of a four day cross-curricular school trip. Students who study GCSE or A-Level History or MFL (Modern Foreign Languages) were able to visit and learn more about some of the historical places, monuments and events they have studied during their courses, such as Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, the Holocaust Memorial, and the Berlin Wall. Form 5 and A-Level German students were given a wonderful opportunity to practise their language skills, by interviewing a selection of East German people about what their life had been like behind the Wall. Other historical sites visited over the course of the trip included the Stasi Prison, the DDR Museum, the famous TV tower, and even an exploration into the tunnels under Berlin, which were used as air-raid bunkers during the war. Head of MFL, Mrs Somerville said: “You could say that we saw Berlin from all historical angles. “The sun shone on us for the whole trip – despite the cold, our first joint History and MFL trip to Berlin from Concord was an academically enriching experience for us all.” View the photo gallery here.