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12 Feb - Year 9 German trip to the BFI

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On Thursday 6th February 29 year 9 students and their teachers enjoyed a day at the British Film Institute at the South Bank near Waterloo. After an early start in order to complete the Maths Challenge before school, the group travelled up to London.

The morning session was based around a selection of German film clips with a variety of activities to be completed in German, whether written or spoken. Students were also able to contribute their comments in German to the whole auditorium thanks to a roaming microphone. In the afternoon, the students watched a full screening of “Berlin 36”, a film based on a true story set against the backdrop of the Berlin Olympic games held in Nazi Germany. It depicted the exploitation, discrimination and persecution of a Jewish athlete who was not allowed to take part in the Games in spite of her talent and proven track record.

The day was both enjoyable and beneficial, but the most unusual highlight was seeing one of our students up on the stage having to mime the word “carrot”! See if you can spot who it is!

Mr Bowden – trip organiser


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