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Year 6 Trip to Belgium

This week, Year 6 embarked on their school trip to Ypres, Belgium. 

Our intrepid explorers were waved off on Monday morning, accompanied by Year 6 teachers Miss Mizon, Mrs Kekeh, along with Miss Lunn, Mr Haycroft and Mrs Coutts. Unusually light traffic on the roads enabled them to catch an early ferry and they were checking into their accommodation at Ypres in plenty of time for tea.

On arrival, the group undertook a safety briefing, supper and evening sports under the setting sun. This morning the children were up bright and early for breakfast before travelling to:

Essex Farm Cemetery - a World War I burial ground within the John McCrae Memorial Site

Langemark Cemetery - which is one of only four First World War German cemeteries in the Flanders region

Tyne Cot Cemetery - the largest Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in the world. It is now the resting place of more than 11,900 servicemen of the British Empire from the First World War

What a powerful way to learn about our fallen soldiers in time for this year's Remembrance Day. 

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