St Mark’s ist wunderbar!
Education: Secondary / Fri 4th Nov 2016 at 05:35pm
THIRTY-Eight pupils have just come back from a four-day trip to the German capital, exploring
sites, from the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag to Frederick the Great’s palaces in Potsdam and a World War II bunker complex.
Highlights included a wander through the maze of immovable granite blocks that make up the Holocaust Memorial; a trip up the 1,207-foot, East German TV Tower, one of Europe’s tallest structures; and a late-night walk around the Norman Foster-designed dome atop the Reichstag, Germany’s Houses of Parliament.
Pupils also visited the zoo, a memorial to the Berlin Wall and a cemetery for 5,000 Russian soldiers killed in the battle of Berlin in 1945.
While in Berlin, pupils spoke German, experienced a bone-crunching tram ride for the first time and sampled such regional specialties as Currywurst, the ubiquitous curry sausage.
Thank you to Mr Kerins, Miss Eaglestone and Miss Webster for giving up their half-term to accompany the trip. It will run again in