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Holmer Green Senior School

History Trip February 2016

The Germany trip this year was an amazing experience for all the students involved.  We started our journey at 8:30am on Friday 12 February outside the Old Oak Pub.  We thought there would be traffic on the M25 (there usually is), however the M25 was clear and we made it in good time to Gatwick.  Students were able to spend time getting food and starting to spend their money! We arrived in Munich to be met by our tour guide. Rooms were given to the students for the 2 nights we were spending in Munich.

On Saturday we completed a walking tour of Munich.  We had a lovely lunch at Ratskeller Munchen.  Our tour guide, Keith, was brilliant, showing the students all the different places in Munich.  We ended the walking tour at a museum on the site of the Brown House.  This was very moving.

Sunday (Valentine’s Day). We spent our Valentine’s Day this year at Dachau Concentration Camp.  This was the most humbling experience and words cannot describe what we saw and felt when we were there.  For the majority of the time we were there our students were silent.  We went into the chapel and our students lit a candle.  It was a moving experience for all involved. Sunday afternoon we made the Journey to Nuremberg, where we stayed for one night.  When we arrived at the Hostel, the rooms were given out again and dinner was served pretty quickly.  We went on an evening walk around Nuremberg.  Nuremberg was damaged during the war, however the people of Nuremberg re-built their city exactly how it was before. Therefore the buildings looked medieval.  This was a lovely evening walk, we even managed to stop for donuts!  Before we left, we visited the Rally grounds from where Hitler made his speech once a year.  This was also quite an eerie place as it hasn’t really been changed since the 1940s.  We were also lucky enough to visit the court room where the trials happened post WWII.

Finally we reached Berlin.  During the evening we went to have an evening walk to the Brandenburg Gate.  The food in this hostel was not the best so on the way back we stopped off at McDonalds!  The following day we had another walking tour of Berlin, this was to see various places of interest.  We saw the place where Hitler’s Bunker was and where he died.  We also went to some places of interest not on the history course like the Sony Centre, where we got a Starbucks and tried to spot some celebrities.  We visited Checkpoint Charlie and walked along a remaining part of the Berlin wall before we headed home.  During the trip we walked 45miles over 5 days.

The trip was thoroughly enjoyed by all students and staff that attended, not only was it enjoyable but it was educational. I even found myself learning new things. It was a privilege to be able to lead on the History Trip, with such a lovely group of students. 

Miss Baddeley, Trip Leader

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