|The German capital presented itself in glorious sunshine and tropical temperatures in July 2010, when 20 Upper Fourth girls spent 5 days exploring the sights with Miss Ellis, Mrs Ferrol and Mr Sharples. As ever, the aim of the trip was to experience the culture and history of Berlin, as well as to have some good old-fashioned fun, and we achieved this with some style!|
|Our cultural visits included the ‘Museum of East German Life', the ‘Story of Berlin' exhibition and the brand new exhibition the ‘Topography of Terror'. We also took time to pay our respects to those who suffered during the Second World War at the Holocaust Memorial and the former concentration camp, Sachsenhausen. Both of these were moving and memorable experiences.|
|A tour on an open-topped double-decker bus proved to be an excellent way to see such sights as the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag, and our fun came in the form of ten-pin bowling, a visit to the Berlin Zoo and a morning of ‘retail therapy', shopping on Ku'damm, the Berlin equivalent of Oxford Street.|
As ever, the girls were excellent travelling companions, immersing themselves in the Berlin experience with great enthusiasm and humour. It was a real pleasure to share this trip with them.
Miss Jane Ellis – Head of German