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History battlefields trip

Day 5

The long journey back begins, some of us are ferry tired (mostly the teachers)

Day 4

Today we learnt how to make bread and croissants at Boulangerie Berquier “Le Fournil”, enjoyed lunch by the seafront (despite the chilly weather), met some very charming penguins at the Nausicaa Marine Centre and watched how chocolate was made at Les Chocolats de Beussent. As an evening activity we had a scavenger hunt with various¬†challenges, to which there were some very “creative” and “inventive” responses! (Ask the students to show you the videos).

Day 3

On day 3 we visited Artillery Wood Cemetery, Langemark Cemetery, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Sanctuary Wood (Hill 62 Museum), and the Memorial Museum Passchendale. During the evening, we had a meal at a restaurant and then experienced the very moving Last Post Ceremony at the Menin gate.



Day 2

Day 2 was a very busy day in which we visited Vimy Ridge, Tommy cafe, Newfoundland Park, Lochnagar Crater and Thiepval Memorial. We rounded off the evening with some traditional crepe making!

Day 1

After a fun filled coach journey (the sleep opportunities being the highlight), we made a snowy arrival, visiting; Ypres, ‘In Flanders Fields’ exhibition, cells and shooting post at Poperinge and Lijssenthoek Military cemetery.