Year 8 Belgium trip

After an early start and breakfast (and some very quick and efficient packing) we left the hotel and made our way over the border and headed to Arras. Here we visited Wellington Quarry, a series of underground tunnels used during the infamous Battle of Arras. It was quite an experience walking through the tunnels that soldiers themselves had created, lived and matched on their way to surprise the Germans in battle. After here we travelled towards the amazing Newfoundland Memorial Park, a memorial dedicated to the Newfoundland regiment who were practically wiped out during one days battle during the Battle of the Somme. Here we walked through the remains of British trenches, No Man’s Land and then onto the German side as well as visiting memorials and a mass grave. This was our last place on a jam-packed tour. Currently we have just arrived at Calais and are waiting to board the Eurotunnel.

Poetry Writing Winners:

After much, much deliberation, the 5 joint winners were

announced as Anna, Lily, Luke S, Helena and Lauren.