After getting up for a nice and fresh 3am start, we took to coach to Stansted followed by a 1 ½ hour plane trip to Berlin. Upon arrival – and after dropping of our suitcases – we headed straight off to start the day’s sightseeing, with a trip to the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, Holocaust Memorial, the soviet war memorial, and many other historically-captivating sights – after seeing these we headed back to relax. On each of the days we did something different, and the days were jam packed with activities – but we were never bored of them, thanks to the gripping, riveting, and often emotional modern history of Berlin. There was such a large variety of things to do all over this compelling city, and within 3 days we managed to fit in around 18 different visits and activities. You may think it sounds tiring, (which it was), but a constant stream of banter from Mr Brice and Co, along with the incredible history and architecture of the different areas around Berlin kept us going – and in fact raring for more by the time we had to leave back for London. I personally think it was the best trip I’ve been on in my time at Latymer, particularly because even though you’re already in Year 11, you only get closer and closer to those around you. Even if you’re a Geography student studying French – and don’t know a thing about History or German – I couldn’t recommend this trip more, because it really caters for all.
Alex Croft 11Lt