Battlefields

WW1 Battlefields Experience Residential Trip 

 

Please note that all of the details provided below are SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  The illustrations are taken from previous years’ trips and cannot be guaranteed.  Final details will be provided upon confirmation that your child has been allocated a place.  

 

PUPIL PREMIUM CRITERIA MAY APPLY TO THIS TRIP 

APPROX. COST PER PUPIL (EXCL. PASSPORTS ETC): £300 

ESTIMATED FIRST INSTALMENT (UPON CONFIRMATION OF PLACE): £100 

LIMITED PLACES 

 

AUDIENCE: YEAR 9 

TRIP ORGANISER: MR P EDWARDS (HEAD OF KILBY) 

PASSPORT REQUIRED: A British Citizen’s Passport (valid for the trip dates and compliant with the six-month validity passport rule) or a visa will be required. 

Usual Month of Departure: JUNE 

Usual Days: Wednesday - Friday 

Usual Duration: 3 Days/2 Nights 

Usual Departure Time: Early Morning 

Usual Departure Meeting Point: Front of School 

Usual Return time: Late Evening 

Usual Return Meeting Point: Front of School 

Term Time or Holiday: Term Time 

Method (s) of Transport: Coach 

Accommodation:  Messines Hostel  

 

SAMPLE ITINERARY 

The WW1 Battlefields Experience links very closely with work which students have covered in the History curriculum, though its focus is on far more than the obvious historical events themselves.   Remembrance Day also brings the significance of this subject into sharp focus, and the visit gives students the opportunity to appreciate the sacrifices made by our ancestors and to pay our respects to the dead of all nationalities.  Students will often find graves or memorials of their relatives, which can be a very moving and memorable experience.   

DAY ONE 

Bayernwald Preserved Trench System 

Langemarck 

Vancouver Corner 

Passchendaele Museum 

 

DAY TWO 

Serre and the Pals Battalions 

Newfoundland Memorial Park 

Ulster Tower 

Lochnagar Crater 

Thiepval Memorial to the Missing – laying of our memorial wreath 

 

DAY THREE 

Vimy Ridge/Wellington Quarry 

Menin Gate, Tyne Cot, Ypres  

 


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