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World War 1 remembered in battlefields trip

Published on 14/12/17

Year 9 students stepped into history in a poignant trip to the World War 1 battlefields of Belgium and France.

The three-day trip in November packed in visits to the German and British trenches; the Passchendaele Museum; Commonwealth and German cemeteries; and the tunnels of Arras.

Students and staff were moved by the Last Post ceremony at Menin Gate, Ypres, a proud tradition held at 8pm every day since 1918.

There was also time to explore the historic town of Ypres (‘Wipers’ to the British Tommy) and its chocolatiers.

History teacher Mr Regan said: “This was an important visit for our young historians which will stay with them for the rest of their lives, ensuring the next generation never forget the sacrifices that were made in the Great War.”