On Friday 11 Oct, 90 students from Year 9 took part in the History Department’s annual visit to the town of Ypres in Belgium as part of their unit of study on the life of a soldier in World War One. Students visited the museum in the town and then travelled to Hill 62 to explore a preserved trench system. From there they were taken to Tyne Cot allied cemetery – the largest allied cemetery in Europe and then on to Langemark where the German war dead are buried.
The day finished with a wreath laying ceremony at the Menin Gate where two students – Elliot Capel, 9N and Leah Reddington, also 9N read some poems from the conflict. The students then observed a minute’s silence. Students had a very full and emotional day and despite the weather had a fantastic learning experience.