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We will remember them. Visit to World War One Battlefields, Northern France and Belgium

16 February 2013

During half term, a group of girls visited the Battlefields of World War One.


From, 16 - 19 February 2013, during half term , we  visited the Battlefields of World War One in Northern France and Belgium. We visited Ypres Salient and Passchendaele and visited the Essex Farm Cemetery and Dressing Station which is famous for the writing of Canadian poet John McCrae.  We also visited  Langemark, a German Cemetery, Passchendaele Memorial Museum, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Sanctuary Wood Museum, Hill 60 and the 'In Flanders Fields' Exhibition.  There was also some  time for visiting the wonderful chocolate shops in Ypres too! We then moved on to France and the area of The Somme Battlefields visiting Newfoundland Memorial Park, Beaumont Hamel, Thiepval Memorial and Visistor Centre, Lochnager Crater, Tyneside Irish/Scottish Memorial and Devonshire Cemetery.  We  also attended the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate.  On the way home, we visited Poperinge and Toc H. This was a wonderful opportunity for the girls to visit this fascinating area and learn more about the terrible casualties that were taken by both sides during World War One.  

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