On 14th February 2013, Miss Mason led a group of 26 Year 9 and 10 students to visit the First World War Battlefields.  This was to enhance a term’s study of World War I, and to appreciate the consequences of the war for the Twentieth century.  They spent the first day at the Ypres Salient, and the second day visiting the Somme region.  The students were excellent ambassadors for the school and were complimented  by all who came in contact with them!

 

"The trip was very educational but in a fun way as we had two awesome guides.  Apart from the extremely cold weather, it was really exciting.  We went inside trenches, saw lots of cemeteries and battlefields and more.  We also got time on our own in Belgium without teachers to do some chocolate shopping.  It was great to spend two days with friends.  I’ve learnt that the war was about people and so many men our age and over risked their lives for us to be here today and we should appreciate their courage" .        Swaburah Batanda 9P

 

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