Y9 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. 

Audience: Year 9
Trip Organiser: Mr G Marshall - James (Teacher of History)
Approx Cost Per Pupil: £345 (Excluding passports etc)
Estimate Deposit: £100 (Upon application)
Limited Places: 145 (Missed Opprtunity Criteria may apply)


Passport Required:

 A British Citizen’s Passport must be issued less than 10 years before entering the EU country and valid for at least 3 months after the day intended to leave. Other none - EU nationals might require a visa or proof of UK residency.              

Usual Month of Departure: June (Dates to be confirmed in the Trip Bulletin)
Opens for Applications:  TBC
Usual Days: Wednesday - Friday
Usual Durations: 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
Accomodation: Messines Peace Village Hostel, Mesen Belgium

Final details will be provided upon confirmation that your child has been allocated a place. 

Following successful visits for over 20 years, we continue to offer this trip to Year 9 students. 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. 



Bayernwald Preserved Trench System
Vancouver Corner
Passchendaele Museum 


Serre and the Pals Battalions
Newfoundland Memorial Park
Ulster Tower
Lochnagar Crater
Thiepval Memorial to the Missing – laying of our memorial wreath 


Vimy Ridge/Wellington Quarry
Menin Gate, Tyne Cot, Ypres