Budding Baldock historians discover history of Berlin

Knights Templar School's history department trip to Berlin.

Knights Templar School's history department trip to Berlin. - Credit: Archant

Budding Baldock historians took part in an inspiring trip to discover the history of Berlin over the half term break.

Knights Templar School's history department trip to Berlin.

Knights Templar School's history department trip to Berlin. - Credit: Archant

An army of Year 12 students ventured out on Knights Templar School’s annual trip to the German capital, drawn by the promise of good food and new cultures.

As an addition to their Cold War studies, the group were marched around the city by enigmatic tour guide Gabriel Fawcett to visit landmarks such as the Reichstag building, Adolf Hitler’s bunker and the Holocaust Memorial.

History teacher and trip organiser Andy Allman said: “I’m desperate to get these kids to see things that exist outside of Baldock.

“History can be anywhere, and nowhere encapsulates that better than Berlin. The history department was keen for students to embrace European culture, trips to McDonald’s and Starbucks were banned, but the students were fantastic in trying new things.

Knights Templar School's history department trip to Berlin.

Knights Templar School's history department trip to Berlin. - Credit: Archant


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“The highlight of the trip for many was the outing to Sachsenhausen concentration camp, north of Berlin.”

Student Lauren Marshall said: “I cannot thank the history department enough for giving me the chance to participate in such an amazing experience, full of fun and laughter

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“It will forever be one of my fondest memories of Knights Templar.”

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