Year 9 Ypres Battlefields Trip
Our Year 9 pupils last week visited the World War One battlefields at Ypres and the Somme in order to study firsthand ‘what life was like in the trenches’. The trip was organized to both incorporate the study of World War One in History and to complement the English Department syllabus on World War One poetry.
The trip was organized together with Anglia Battlefields, with Colonel Biegel as their guide. Colonel Biegel has personal experience of life in the military, the risks it entails and a plethora of anecdotes on which he drew to ensure the trip was both moving and memorable.