Battlefields Trip 2018

The annual Battlefields trip took place at the end of term. Forty-four students from years 8 and 9 attended the trip visiting battle sites for Wold War One in France and Belguim. 

This year was especially poignant due the centenary of the end of World War One.

The students visited Sanctuary Wood trench system, memorial and museum, Memorial Museum Pacschendale, Tyne Cot and Langemark Cemetary, the Last Post Ceremony in Ypres, Vimy Ridge Memorial, Wellington Quarry, Lochnager Crater and Thiepval Cemetary and Wood.

With the guided talks around trenches and tunnels that are still visible on No Mans Land, the students were able to be immersed into the history of that time and feel as though they were part of the story.

Some students tried to look up the graves of their great grandfathers, however that was difficult given the time that they had there.

The students came back with a renewed interest in the events of World War One.