Year 10 and 11 students studying GCSE religious studies, have just returned from a fantastic trip to Amsterdam. Students were given the amazing opportunity to visit the beautiful historic city of Amsterdam during the February half term.
The visit enhanced students knowledge and understanding on topics that they are/will be studying. Particularly in relation to the modules of prejudice and discrimination, evil and suffering and the ethics of war.
Students left school early in the morning on Saturday 15th February and travelled by coach with Halsbury Travel. The coach headed to Dover where they boarded a ferry to Calais to continue the coach journey down to Amsterdam.
Staying in modern youth hostel accommodation, just outside Amsterdam, the itinerary for the trip was as follows:-
- A walking tour of the historic Jewish Quarter
- Visit to the Jewish Museum
- Visit to Anne Frank’s house
- A scenic canal cruise
- A full day at the Efteling Theme Park
- Visit to the War Museum (Operation Dynamo)
- Visit to the beach at Dunkirk
On the canal boat tour students learnt all about the history of the city before a moving and educational visit to Anne Frank’s house. Everyone had lunch in the infamous Damm Square before a walk across the city to the Jewish Museum. Students were given a tour on Jewish history and traditions. It was then back to Damm Square for a spot of souvenir shopping.
Students returned to school on the evening of Tuesday 18th February.
Everyone had a thoroughly enjoyable time in Amsterdam and all students were a credit to The Thomas Adams School.