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Y6 BELGIUM VISIT - WW1 CENTENARY

On Friday 26th September some of Year 6 had an extremely long, but memorable day visit to Belgium. We visited sites linked to WW1 and WW2, and had time to reflect on the horrors of war and the bravery of those who fought for their countries. The day included a visit to Tyne Cot cemetery, the largest Commonwealth military cemetery in the world, where children had the opportunity to read their prayers. We also went to the trenches at Hill 62, where there was a lot of mud!! Great fun was had exploring the trenches and tunnels. We finished in Ypres, where one child found the name of his Great, Great Grandfather's name on the Menin Gate, a really special moment. Our visit ended with the Last Post ceremony. All of the children were amazing, and were a credit to us. We had many positive comments about their respectful behaviour throughout the day, and are very proud of them. It was a long and tiring day, but thoroughly worthwhile and an experience for us all to remember.

 

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