On Thursday 11th and Friday 12th June the History Department ran their annual trip to the First World War battlefields, accompanied this year by Mr Mawer, Mr Dean and Mr Owen. Several sites were visited over the two days; Sanctuary Wood, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Langemarck Cemetery, the Menin Gate, Newfoundland Park, Thiepval Memorial, the Lochnagar Crater and Vimy Ridge. Each of the boys had been given a factfile on a local soldier; researched and compiled by our sixth form History students. The local soldiers were either buried or remembered at one of the sites visited and the boys were asked to find their soldier and to lay a small cross of remembrance next to their resting place.
Three of our students who had done their own research into local soldiers as part of our "Remember Me" competition were given the opportunity to take part in the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate. The whole group of students were brilliant; making it an interesting and enjoyable trip for everyone!
A short film will soon be available on the Subject / History section of the website.