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Students develop knowledge in Berlin

By Cheadle Post and Times  |  Posted: December 07, 2013

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STUDENTS from The Cheadle Academy's Departments of History and Art have enjoyed a residential educational trip to Berlin recently.

36 Year 10 students and four teachers visited a range of places of historical interest where they developed their knowledge, understanding and interest in the past, as well as collecting ideas and pictures for their Art portfolios.

Places visited included the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, The Berlin Wall and the Topography of Terror.

At these exhibitions students were guided round by experienced guides, and even past political prisoners at the Hohenhausen Stasi Prison.

Laura Edwards, Subject Leader for History, said: "The students represented the Academy abroad and their behaviour was exemplary.

"In addition, a school Twitter feed was set up to report back experiences in Berlin.

"This was also posted onto the school website."

Sue Knowles, Teacher of Art added: "The entire experience contributed to student understanding and appreciation of Art.

"The visit to the Reichstag was particularly useful in showcasing architectural design."

Student Zak Tudor said: "The experience was the best experience of my school life and my friends would agree."

Beth Arthur added: "It has inspired my interest in History and in my GCSE studies."

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