On 11th October 28 Year 9 students visited the city of Ypres for 3 days as part of our annual Year 9 visit to the WW1 battlefields. On day one of our trip we visited the Flanders Field Museum and then later attended the Menin Gate service where 3 of our students laid a poppy wreath on behalf of the school.
Day two was spent touring various sites around the Ypres region and included visits to the Passchendale Memorial Museum, Talbot House, Tyne Cot Cemetery and the Langemark German Cemetery. Before returning home on the Friday, we visited the Somme region stopping off at Newfoundland Park, the Lochnagar Mine Crater and the Thiepval Memorial. We are planning to run a similar visit for our current Year 8 students – please speak to your History teacher if you are interested in attending.