Alfie (Year 12) Writes about the Trip to Berlin

Wednesday 11 April 2018

A group of our Year 11 and Year 12 students went on a 3 days trip to Berlin. Here is a poetic text about this trip by our Sixth Former, Alfie.

A trip to Berlin

Our trip started on a cold morning on Thursday the 8 of February, where we were met by a coach that took us to Stanstead airport. For a lot of us, it was our first time out of the country. I personally felt it thrilling to take off on an adventure to the unfamiliar lands of Germany. We got off the plane feeling rather excited and ready to start, confused only when being told we were going to travel to a hostel. As we travelled to the destination, we had a perfect view of Berlin and what it has to offer; the monuments that tower nearly as high as the heavens themselves. New smells from foods that we would experience as the trip developed.

Once we arrived in the hostel we embarked on our first destination, the Brandenburg gate which was famous for being one of the checkpoints in Berlin once the wall went up. Many of us were in awe when we saw it. Next we ventured to a monument In honour of the Jews of Europe. Its architecture made me feel little and sorrowful, there was a cold feeling but coming out the other side a certain warmth. On our second day we travelled to a work camp on the outskirts of Berlin. On the 3rd day we went to the Fernsehturm tower as well as other monuments. The tower truly made us feel insignificant. This, more than anything on my trip was important as we could see the city lights of Berlin and all it has to offer. 

At the airport In Germany I couldn’t really come to the realisation it was over. Our trip was done, and we will always remember our adventures in Germany.