Battlefields school trips
Help your students understand the devastating conflicts of the past through WWI battlefield tours and organised trips to historic sites of WWII. Your group will discover and learn about important historical places on these tours by visiting landmarks such as the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy, experience the Last Post ceremony at Menin Gate and walk through Tyne Cot, the largest British and Commonwealth Cemetery in the world.
Our specialists have put together a number of itineraries specific to the history or relevant countries and can also tailor make a tour to the specific needs of a group. Students will visit memorials and landmarks that link with the curriculum that they learn in the classroom and will also have time to explore famous sights.
We are the government provider of the First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours and run this programme in partnership with the UCL Institute of Education. The programme aims to take two pupils and one teacher from every state funded school in the UK to the WWI Battlefields in Ypres and the Somme. Since the programme started we have taken 2381 students and teachers from 881 schools to the battlefields. This is a total of 56 tours with many more to come.
Enquiry Based Learning
Working in partnership with the UCL Institute of Education we have developed an enquiry based approach for First World War battlefields tours to the Somme and Ypres that focuses on student-led learning. Promoting a deeper understanding of the First World War and themes related to this subject, groups will receive high quality materials and participate in activities that provide an engaging and educational framework. Find out more here.