Berlin Art Trip

Twenty one Art and Photography A Level students with three staff braved the sub-zero climate in Berlin over the half-term. The group led by Mr O’Connell, Miss Beachgood and Mrs Pearson flew out of sunny Luton Airport, (gateway to Europe), to a cold Berlin Schönefeld Airport to experience the sausage based cuisine of the German capital and view a range of iconic vistas.

The trip included visits to Checkpoint Charlie, The Berlin Wall, a number of contemporary German galleries, the Brandenburg Gate and The Reichstag. Students were excited and thrilled by the huge 368m Fernsehturm Television Tower giving magnificent views of the city (low snow clouds allowing), and sobered by the impressive Holocaust Memorial and the heart-wrenching Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp.

Students negotiated the city on the U-Bahn and covered many kilometres a day on Berlin’s rapid transit railway. The trip was a great success; students enjoyed the hospitality of the capital and experienced flea markets and modern German central heating. Amidst the fun, students produced a vast amount of photographic and visual resource paintings and sketches, to aid their AS and A Level studies.