Battlefield Tour to Belgium and France

Two of our students currently studying History in year 10 have had the fantastic opportunity to attend a residential abroad from 11th -14th October taking them around the battle fields in Northern France and Belgium.

Mathew and Alex had four days packed with tours, stories, museum visits and emotional remembrance of all of our ancestors who fought so bravely in the battle of trenches of World War One.

They visited Talbot House and The Death Cells in Poperinge and got to know the amazing impact of the town of Ypres, often referred to as Ypres Salient 1914 1918, and spent some time looking at the battle of the Somme.

They were privileged to take part in the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate. This ceremony takes place every night at the same time and has done since the First World War. Representatives of the students’ group took a wreath as a token of our thoughts for all of the soldiers who gave their lives.

Our students will work on the best ways they can impart their knowledge and share their experience with all their peers so that the legacy of our brave soldiers can live on, and in their hearts, they will aim to ensure that:

We will remember them.