Servus from Germany!
Opportunities are always in abundance for our pupils, and a group of 4th and 5th years jumped at the chance to take a captivating trip to the vibrant city of Munich. The IGCSE pupils immersed themselves in a few days of culture creating wonderful memories with their peers.
The trip began with a tour of the old town where they were given an overview of Munich’s rich history. The afternoon was then spent at the National Socialism Documentation Museum with a focus on the theme of alienation and persecution in the National Socialist era.
Day two saw pupils enjoying an art workshop at the Pinakothek der Moderne. The pupils looked at media used by artists and then produced their own self-portraits based on their findings. The evening culminated with dinner at the famous Hofbräuhaus restaurant. Pupils enjoyed trying out traditional German food including, Schweinshaxe, Bayerische Ente mit Knödel and the Würstlteller mit Sauerkraut whilst listening to traditional German music courtesy of a local 5- piece band.
On the final day, they visited the Deutsches Museum situated in a vast building with a plethora of exhibitions about all things technical, including atomic physics, historic and modern aviation, a model railway, film and photography and musical instruments. The afternoon was spent at a height of 291m at the top of the 1972 Olympic Stadium TV tower with its stunning 360° view of the city and the Alps beyond. A visit to BMW-Welt was the final stop of the trip.
A huge thanks to Mrs Srikanthan, Mr Vanstone, Mr Palmer and Mrs Quaife and to the pupils who were a joy to be with and engaged so positively.