Berlin sites inspire Cymoedd students
History and Law students from Coleg y Cymoedd visited Berlin from Monday March 2nd – Friday March 6th 2020. The group of 11 students accompanied by two members of staff Mr Chris Griffiths and Ms Kayleigh Long joined a walking tour of the city.
The sites included the Brandenburg Gate, Memorial to the Murdered Jews and Jewish Museum, Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie, Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and Tiergarten Park.
Ms Kayleigh Long said, “Berlin is an exciting city with its modern areas and fascinating past. This trip was the first time that some of our learners had been abroad and I am sure it will be one to remember. It has been a valuable experience for everyone both educationally and culturally.
Emily Richards (17 years) from Blackwood, who is studying History and Sociology A Levels and WBQ at the Nantgarw campus said” The Berlin trip was an amazing experience for us to bring our course work alive, and gave us the opportunity to see a different perspective of history through Germany’s eyes. Overall it was a really good trip.
History tutor Mr Chris Griffiths said, “It was a busy few days visiting all the sites but the students enjoyed the opportunity and showed great interest. Berlin has a lot to offer as a City of Museums. The students soaked up the History – it was a great debut trip for the History department and sure to be repeated”.