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Year 9 Battlefields Trip

On Thursday 12th June, 53 Year 9 pupils set off for a four day visit to the Battlefields of the First World War. Pupils paid their respects to those who bravely fought and lost their lives during the war. After an overnight ferry from Hull to Zeebrugge pupil spent the day in France exploring events relating to the Battle of the Somme. The day started at Beaumont Hamel, where pupils found out about one of the most disastrous days in the history of the British Army and visited key sites such as Thiepval, Ulster Tower and Loch Nagar Crater. Day three

was dedicated to finding out about the nature of trench warfare, why casualties were so high and how those who lost their lives are remembered today. Pupils visited Essex Farm, Langemarck and Tyne Cot British Cemetery. The afternoon saw pupils experience trench life at Sanctuary Wood and then a visit to Flanders Fields Museum. An emotional and thought provoking day ended with the Last Post at Menin Gate.Over the four days the pupils were an absolute credit to the school and their parents.

Mr Gale



Colonel Frank Seely Academy