History and Politics students from GCSE to A level recently enjoyed an exciting trip to Berlin.

An extremely packed programme included visits to Sachenshausen Concentration Camp, the Topography of Terror, Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Wall memorial, the DDR museum, the Palace of Tears, the Reichstag and the Europa EU experience. To add to the experience, the group travelled around Berlin on public transport and on foot, seeing some of the major sights, including the Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial. Pupils also had the opportunity to visit the Mall of Berlin; a huge shopping mall which has been built across the border of East and West Berlin and still contains remains of the Wall.

It was a truly memorable experience, made even more special as the visit coincided with the celebrations for the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down in 1989.