On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Wall of Berlin, grades 6-10 spent the day learning about how the Wall divided Berliners between 1961 and 1989. Grade 6 took part in a wall walk between Hauptbahnhof and Bornholmer Straße. Led by their classteacher, Mr. C. Carter, and local historian and BCS parent, Mr. P. Scraton, students looked for traces of the Wall as well as ways in which the city has grown together, and heard exciting wall-related stories. Grades 7-10 cycled through eight different activities involving everything from mapping the Wall’s route to learning how people risked and sometimes lost their their lives to get around or under it. After today, it wouldn’t be outrageous to claim that our students know more about the Wall than most people who didn’t experience it themselves!

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