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Remembering Those Lost in the War

Historians in Year 10 had a great overnight visit to the Ypres Salient, managing to pack in a wide range of activities and opportunities which informed their studies of the Western Front in WW1.

Mrs Jenny Wilding, History Teacher, said;

Experiencing a WW1 Trench“We visited two museums; the one at Passchendaele was enhanced by the presence of some 're-enactors' in character as soldiers, nurses etc from the period, and some pupils took the opportunity to interview them. We 'experienced' a deep dugout and walked in reconstructed trenches. In the Commonwealth Cemeteries at Lijssenthoek, Essex Farm and Tyne Cot we examined the headstones to find what they can teach us about the young men killed in the battles. The pupils also discovered more about the medical services of the war, together with the writing of the famous 'In Flanders Fields' poem.

A highlight was having the opportunity to lay wreaths at the Menin Gate 'Last Post' ceremony on Friday. Our grateful thanks go to Nele Bille from the Ypres office of the CWGC, who joined us to provide insight into these important memorials and cemeteries. A truly memorable two days for all concerned!"

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