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Remembering the Fallen

Jake Skillings / Categories: News, General

Remembering the Fallen

Two of our students helped mark the centenary of the end of the First World War with a trip to the Western Front.  

The Humanities department ran a special competition, asking students to complete a small project on the commemoration of World War I, as well as a personal statement detailing why they thought they should be chosen for the trip and Omar and Sebastien were the winners. 

The visit formed part of the UK Government’s commemorations and was run by the First World Ward Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme. www.centenarybattlefieldtours.org

In addition to seeing the landscapes where the war was fought, Omar and Sebastien, both in Year 8, also walked through trenches, crossed No Man’s Land and visited the world famous Menin Gate memorial at Ypres, where Sebastien was chosen to lay a wreath. 

The duo were also given the special task of seeking out the graves of Hamworthy soldiers William Diffey and Percy L Bloomfield to pay their respects. 

Commenting on the experience, History teacher Mr Maguire said:  

“It was an absolute privilege to be chosen to take part in this visit and both Omar and Sebastien were a credit to our school. The whole experience was incredibly moving and we would like to express our sincere thanks to all those involved in making the trip happen.”

Sam Davidson, Principal commented: 

“As a school committed to providing an #EducationwithCharacter, it’s incredibly important for all of us to remember the sacrifice made by those who lost their lives during the First World War and to actively support these commemorations.”

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