WW1 Trip

Two Year 9 History students, Abdul and Zehsan have been selected to represent the school on the First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme. This is a national programme funded by the government to commemorate the First World War.

Yesterday students spent the first day travelling down to meet other schools at Kingswood Grosvenor Hall in Ashford where they took part in an educational programme as well as recreational and teambuilding activities.

Today students will be taking the Eurostar over to France - the focus question today is 'How did the First World War affect ordinary people?'. Students will be visiting Lijssenthoek Cemetery, Memorial Museum Passchendaele and taking part in the ceremony of the last post at Menin Gate Ypres this evening.

Tomorrow the focus questions is 'Was the Battle of the Somme in 1926 really a disaster for the British Army?'. Students will visit Neuve Chapelle, Beaumont Hamel Newfoundland Memorial Park, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery and Thiepval Memorial.

On Wednesday students will travel to Belgium to Langemark Cemetery, St George's Memorial Church and Tyne Cot Cemetery - the focus question 'Is remembrance more or less important 100 years on?'. Students will then make their journey back to the UK.

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