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WW1 Battlefields History Trip

News ‐ 13 Mar 2020

Between Friday 6th March and Monday 9th March Year 9 students Ridwan, Samira, Samuel and Gulenay represented the school on a government funded First World War battlefields tour. They really made the most of the trip, engaging with the tour guides and focusing at each site they visited. The students visited a variety of First World War battlefields, cemeteries and museums in both France and Belgium. Whilst these were solemn sites which demonstrated the immense suffering faced during the war, the students learnt a lot about how the war was fought and how the British military adapted to eventually win the war in 1918. During the ‘Last Post’ ceremony at the Menin Gate, Ridwan represented our coach in the laying of a wreath to commemorate those who died during the war. The students also had the opportunity to spend four days with other students from across the country; this was an unusual opportunity and helped them understand teenage life in a context outside of London. Whilst visiting the cemeteries the students were also discovering and investigating soldiers from Dalston who sadly lost their lives in the First World War. With everything they have now learned the students will creating an assembly to present to their year group.

Mr Andrew

 

See more photos on our Facebook page here  https://www.facebook.com/pg/petcheyacademy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2549156671861392

 

Am here until 4.30 if you need any help

 

Jayne