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World War One Battlefield Trip - 2018

Students went on a 4 day trip to visit World War One battlefields and cemeteries in Belgium and France, mainly focusing upon Ypres, Passchendaele, Neuve Chapelle and the Somme. They witnessed the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate and even got a chance to chat with the Blue Peter team who were filming there. On Sunday night they went to a local theatre to watch a production of 'Journeys End' that helped to understand the thoughts and feelings men experienced in the trenches.

  • Ceremony of the Last Post at the Menin Gate.JPG
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  • Whitwick soldier Alfred Launden (from Leicester Road).JPG
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  • Thiepval Memorial at the Somme.JPG
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  • Theatre performance of Journey's End - a play about life in the trenches.JPG
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  • The Menin Gate at Ypres.JPG
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  • The German cemetary at Langemark.JPG
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  • Remembering a local soldier.JPG
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  • Reconstructed trenches at the Memorial Museum at Passchendaele.JPG
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  • Preparations for the burial of three newly discovered bodies.JPG
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  • Having fun on the Ferris Wheel in Ypres.JPG
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  • Learning through artefacts.JPG
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  • Meeting Radzi from Blue Peter.JPG
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  • Members of the British Army going through weaponary used in the trenches.JPG
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  • World War One Battlefield Trip - 2018

    Original trenches at the Somme.JPG
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    World War One Battlefield Trip - 2018