Eighteen year 10 students from Upton Court Grammar School visited Berlin in June as part of their GCSE history course. The visit enhanced their understanding of Nazi Germany, and turned out to an educational as well as emotional journey.
The students visited the Jewish Memorial and Museum, the Topography of Terror (SS and Gestapo Headquarters) and the Wanssee Conference House where they learned about the infamous meeting between Nazi officials and SS members on 20 January 1942, where the Final Solution was devised. Their visit to a concentration camp proved to be a particularly moving experience.
The students also had an opportunity to visit the Brandenburg Gate (the main entry point into Berlin built by the Prussians in the late 18th century), Checkpoint Charlie Museum and the Reichstag (German Parliament).
Upton Court Grammar School principal Mercedes Hernandez Estrada said “It is important to us that students are aware of history. This visit has been thought provoking and students have been very reflective after visiting the concentration camp.”
Photo Attached : Upton Court Grammar School students at the Reichstag (German Parliament)