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Year 8 World War One Battlefields Visit 2017

On the weekend of the 30th and 31st April 2017, students from Year 8 visited the battlefields in Belgium and France as part of their study of World War One in REAL.

Students visited a number of important sites over the two days:

  • Hoodge Crater museum to visit a reconstructed trench.
  • Passchendaele museum to learn about this important battle and visit some original underground bunkers.
  • Menin Gate in Ypres to take part in the daily act of commemoration.
  • The Thiepval Memorial to the missing from the Battle of the Somme.
  • Newfoundland Memorial Park to commentate the contribution of thousands of Canadian soldiers in the Somme battle.
  • The Lochnagar Crater which was caused by a huge explosion under the German trenches
  • Numerous cemeteries containing British and German soldiers.

The visit was inspirational and thought provoking. We are very grateful to our guide, Bob Darby, for making the visit so interesting.

Over 100 Hugh Christie students have visited the battlefields during the 100th anniversary of World War One. The sacrifices made in the Great war were enormous and truly changed British life.


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