QBES - Taking a look back

The 13th August 2011 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall, a
period of post-war history upon which our Europe Schools were founded. This epoch must
not be forgotten and to ensure it stays in our minds, starting at the beginning of the new
school year -- thus coinciding with the events of history – we offer the following

Assembly – with film about the building of the Berlin Wall [~1 hour]

Eyewitness accounts – during lesson time and outside of school [~2 hours]

Allied Museum – guided tour of the special exhibition: “Like a Tinderbox! The   Berlin
Crisis and the Building of the Wall” [~1 hour]

The Berlin Wall Memorial – visit to the national centre at Bernauer Strasse and
special tour “Who wants to be a Wall expert?” [~1 hour]

Bicycle tour (bring a picnic) – with parents on selected sections of the former border
in Zehlendorf-Teltow-Kleinmachnow, one Saturday or Sunday (date TBD) [~3 hours]

Costs – while most events are free, those that are not will be subsidized by the Friends of
the Quentin-Blake Europe School (with the exception of the picnic for the bicycle tour).

Quentin Blake Illustration