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Inspiring Study Visit to Berlin

Students in S4 and S5 recently headed east for an action-packed study visit to Berlin. During their time in the German capital, the boys acquainted themselves with some of the city’s most iconic sights, including the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag building.

In the Olympic Stadium, the boys were able to learn more about the infamous 1936 Olympic Games and the 2006 football World Cup, and later that evening, we topped off a sport-themed day with a quite extraordinary night watching the Berlin Eisbären at the ice-hockey. No trip to Berlin would be complete without visiting the “die Mauer” (the Berlin Wall) in order to find out about the measures the East German government went to in order to prevent its citizens from escaping to the West, whilst a trip to the East German museum helped us to better understand everyday life on the other side of the “Iron Curtain”. On our last day, a tour of the now abandoned Tempelhof Airport gave us an insight into the Berlin Airlift, as well as life in West Berlin prior to reunification. The silence of the disused airport was a very eerie experience. At the eleventh hour, the cloud over Berlin lifted, and much to the boys’ delight, we were able to make it up to the observation deck of the imposing TV tower, which rounded off the trip with a look down over everything we’d experienced. A great time was had by all on this varied introduction to a remarkable city.

 


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