During the October mid-term, 25 students accompanied by their teachers Ms. Mc Walter, Mr. Martin and Ms. Murphy, spent 4 days in Germanys capital, Berlin. They arrived on Tuesday the 29th of October where their tour began with an eagerly anticipatedvisit to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, which was used by Hitler and the Nazi’s during World War 2. The students were treated to an excellent tour of the camp and its role during World War 2. This was followed by an interesting and informative visit to Stasi Prison used for holding political prisoners during the Cold War period.
The next day students visited the former headquarters of the SS the Topography of Terror, the Check Point Charlie museum, where East Berlin meets West and from there to the Berlin Bunker Museum. The students also explored the city by foot, the highlight of which was the visit to the remains of the Berlin Wall, the Brandenburg gate and the Holocaust memorial.
We also took a break away from history where the Students visited the city’s Sealife Aquarium and the Berlin Dungeons and of course some much-needed retail therapy was a must.
Other highlights included a night-time trip up the TV tower, sampling some typical German food, including Curry Wurst, Wiener Schnitzel, spaghetti ice-cream and the Doner. Both students and teachers had an incredible time and fully immersed themselves in the German culture.
On Friday evening a tired and weary group arrived home safely to Enniscorthy Vocational college with many interesting facts and additional knowledge that can be put to good use in the months ahead as well as many treasured memories that will last a lifetime.