Battlefields Trip 2018

The students had an interesting weekend visiting battle sites, cemeteries and memorials of World War 1 as part of a schools trip to commemorate the WW1 Centenary.

Imogen was picked to help lay the wreath at the Menin Gate memorial to the missing which is a huge honour and Sophie was able to locate her relative on the Menin Gate and leave a cross of remembrance next to it. Newfoundland Park (Canadian)has the Caribou memorial. The live shell was at Sunken Lane where the Manchester Regiment lost 680 of 720men. We also located a soldier who came from Larkhall on the Thiepval Memorial, the largest memorial to the missing of Britain and France, and laid a small cross from St Mark’s. The students who took part in the trip last year had made pottery figures of crouching soldiers and these are now displayed as part of the art installation to commemorate the casualties – consisting of 600,000 of these figures.