Saturday 19th June 2021

Battlefields Trip

As part of the celebrations of the centenary of World War I, year 8 and 9 pupils visited the famous battlefields of the war over a weekend in July. Pupils got a first-hand experience of what the war was really like and what it was like to not only fight, but live in trench conditions!

The trip was across the area known as Flanders Fields, which is where famous battles such as the Battle of the Somme and Passchendaele took place. We also visited the historic town of Ypres, where many British troops were based before they entered the front lines of war, and were lucky enough to witness the Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate.

Pupils (and Mr. Tasker in particular) also got the chance to buy and eat as much Belgian chocolate as they could!