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St Marks students visit Berlin

Communities / Mon 10th Nov 2014 at 01:18pm

St Marks BerlinST Mark’s pupils and staff have recently returned from the Modern Foreign Language Department’s annual trip to Berlin. “It honestly is the best trip I’ve been on with the school,” said Year 13 pupil James of the four-day visit to Berlin. “I loved the trip because we got time to discover the city for ourselves,” said Year 11 Jemma.

James and Jemma were among the 34 pupils who spent the start of half-term in the German capital, roaming the sites, from the Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial to Frederick the Great’s palaces in Potsdam and a World War II bunker complex. “I learnt a lot about German history and thoroughly enjoyed speaking with the locals,” said James.

Highlights included a high-speed lift ride up East Berlin’s TV Tower to look down on the city from 200 metres up; a late-night stroll around the glass dome atop the Reichstag; and the ubiquitous culinary sensation that is Currywurst.

Pupils had ample opportunities to practise their German, and teachers were very impressed with their willingness to give it a go. The trip will run again in October for pupils doing GCSE and A Level.    ​

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