As part of the centenary celebrations for WWI, students from many schools around the country were given the opportunity to attend a 4 day trip to the Battlefields of France and Belgium. Students in year 9 were given the chance to produce a ‘trench diary’ as part of their studies and two were picked as winners. It was an extremely difficult process choosing just two from the whole of year 9 as there were so many fantastic, innovative and creative entries. The work was judged on effort and originality as well as accurate content of life in a WWI trench, two winners were picked from the year group and they were Oliver Mckinley and Elise Thornhill.
They will be attending the trip with students from other schools in March and have the opportunity to interact with a variety of different historic sites. The visits include Ypres in Belgium, various battlefields, memorials, cemeteries and museums. They will also have a chance to participate in remembrance ceremonies, and record, reflect and share their own experiences.
In October 2015 the current year 8 group who will move into year 9 will have the opportunity to go on this trip as a group as part of their WWI studies and will get the chance to enjoy the experience!
Mr P Phelan