St Edmund Campion Primary School in West Bridgford have recently taken 45 year five children on a memorable trip to Berlin.
The school teaches German alongside French in upper Key Stage 2 and the topic of breaking down barriers forms part of the school’s year five history work.
In preparation for their trip, the children visited the Goethe-Institute in London, where they took part in a workshop about the division and reunification of Germany.
The staff there had composed a very engaging and interactive session, which the children thoroughly enjoyed.
Whilst in Berlin, the school visited the Reichstag, DDR Museum, Eastside Gallery, Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial in order to put the work they had done in the classroom into a realistic context.
The children also spent a day at their partner school, Grundschule am Königsgraben, which allowed them to experience school life in Germany compared to England.
Anita Blake, head teacher at St Edmund Campion School, said: “The children were simply amazing and made the whole experience worthwhile.
“Their smiles and genuine enthusiasm made the time in Berlin something we will all cherish.”
Ben, a pupil at the school, said: “Thank you so much for the experience, I had the best time ever.
“I will be telling my children about it when I am grown up, so thanks again for the superb memory.”
Mrs C, a year five parent at the school, said: “We couldn’t be more grateful to all of the people that made this such a happy and rewarding experience for the children.
“They are incredibly lucky to have people who work so hard for them. Thank you.”
The provision of international learning opportunities is very much at the heart of the school’s approach to learning and St Edmund Campion School was awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award accreditation in 2016.