This term a group of 18 students from Years 10 and 11 embarked on a trip to Berlin as part of their History module focusing on the Cold War.
Along with students from co-located school Life Sciences UTC the group boarded a flight from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, arriving at Berlin Schoenefeld airport ready for a guided tour of the city the following morning.
Students visited numerous historical sites including the Reichstag Dome, the German Historical Museum, the Holocaust memorial and Checkpoint Charlie. The trip enabled students to understand the scale of the Cold War. They were able to see first hand the effects of the long period of tension between the democracies of the Western World, and the communist countries of Eastern Europe.
Whilst visiting the German Capital the group also managed to make time for visits to the Berlin shopping mall and bowling alley, and take part in a live escape room challenge.
Creative Learning Coach Ms Wakeman accompanied the students on the trip and said:
“Berlin is the most amazing, welcoming and vibrant city that has had one of the world’s most turbulent pasts. Standing on the east side of the Berlin Wall was almost unbelievable. It made it real for all the Year 10 and 11 Historians studying the Cold War, especially when we stood in front of the memorial to those who died trying to escape; people whose stories we have learnt about in class.”
“We also experienced the Live Exit Game Berlin, students put into teams and against the clock, they had to crack all the codes to beat the other team and escape from ‘prison’ – great fun!”