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Belgium Battlefield Trip 2016

Year 9 and 10 History students visit Ypres and the Somme.

On the early hours of Wednesday morning, on 22nd June 2016, the History students from year 9 and 10 embarked on the journey to the battlefields of France and Belgium.  This was a trip to remember and it provided a unique learning experience of the conditions and experiences of WWI.  We stopped off at a number of Allied and German cemeteries – Tyne Cot and Langemarck and also Hill 62, where students went into actual front line trenches that have been preserved and stand where some of the bloodiest fighting took place on the Western Front.  However one of the highlights was visiting the grave of Mrs Page’s great, great uncle who was born 100 year before her and buried in the allied Railway dug out burial ground in Belgium.

Oliver Law - “The trip was very insightful, it gave me a new perspective in to the life of soldiers in World War One”  &

Luke Madigan - “I really enjoyed this trip, and I have even more respect for the sacrifices that soldiers made as a result”

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