Q9 Pupils Visit Ypres in Belgium to Support Study of WW2
Just before half term Q9 pupils travelled to Ypres in Belgium to support the history curriculum on World War 2.
Tapi K wrote the following reflective piece on their return:
On 26th May 31 Year 9s left at 7am for our 3 day residential to Ypres. It was a fascinating and informative trip and exposed us to the happenings of the First World War.
On day 1 we travelled to Ypres through Calais, France, and had a tour round the Canadian memorial and trenches at Vimy Ridge.
On day 2 we spent our day at Ypres Museum and three cemeteries including one German memorial at Langemarck. That had to be the most moving of the day. We visited the largest British memorial in the world at Tyne Cot. I cried at the amount of people that lost lives, even though nobody in my family would have fought in the war as I come from Zimbabwe.
Day 3 was the best fun as we went to the town of Bruges and took a boat ride giving a brief tour of some of the town. We then went shopping around the small shops, cafes and restaurants.
The room arrangements and travelling were really good. The trip as a whole was the best one I’ve been on.
Published on: 15th June 2017