Articles tagged Germany:

Four Days in Berlin

  • 5 Feb 2023

I’m from a generation which grew up in the shadow of the Second World War. We had a bomb shelter in our primary school. Boys would run round the playground pretending to be spitfires and chanting “we won the war in 1964”. Slightly inaccurate, but a six year do...

Thirty Things to Note About Germany and the Germans

  • 22 Nov 2019

Back in the 1980s I did my gap year in Germany, in a spa town called Bad Wildungen, and then spent another year teaching English in a school not far from Stuttgart. I love Germany and would love to be able to spend more time there, but given my life at the moment, that's unlik...

We Musn't be Afraid of Risk

  • 7 Nov 2009

If you were a teacher, would you seriously think about taking pupils on a school trip? With all the 'elf & safety' provisions that now exist you'd have to be either brave or stupid to take kids on the kind of foreign trips and geography field trips I went on in the 1970s. ...