German students at Penrith’s Queen Elizabeth Grammar School have been marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall.
In a project organised by the North West German network, students have been writing messages of peace on blue and yellow slips of paper, to create a “wall of hope” within the school. The school’s wall will replicate the “Visions of Hope” art installation that has been open at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin since June.
German teacher and assistant head at QEGS, Rebecca Chapman, said: “It is important that the children understand the historical context of modern Europe. When studying a language, students need to learn about the culture and history of the country where it is spoken, not just the mechanics of the grammar and vocabulary.”