WWI Trips for Primary Students
Primary students learning about the First World War will be able to discover the landmarks, cemeteries and museums that are discussed in the classroom and pay their respects to the fallen. On this tour students will stay overnight in Ashford, UK yet they will travel to London and Belgium for excursions. A WWI tour is a great way to engage students about this important subject.
- The coach will pick you up from your school and travel down to Grosvenor Hall in Kent, where you will stay for 3 nights.
- This afternoon enjoy a team building activity at Grosvenor Hall.
- Travel to London by coach. Morning visit to the Household Cavalry Museum, a living museum dedicated to the mounted regiment who played an active role after the war broke out in 1914.
- Visit the Imperial War Museum, which includes ground-breaking First World War galleries. Continue to the London Eye for a view of the capital’s most famous landmarks before returning to Grosvenor Hall.
- Cross the channel into France by Eurotunnel. Continue to Ypres in Belgium. The first stop is Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth cemetery in the world, followed by the German Langemark Cemetery for a contrast between the ways different nations honour their fallen.
- After lunch visit Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, with a realistic British underground bunker system, trenches, shelters and galleries. Continue to a pottery workshop to take an active part in the Coming World Remember Me remembrance project. Return to Grosvenor Hall for a final night.
- Enjoy two activities at Grosvenor Hall this morning
- After lunch return to your school.
- Grosvenor Hall offers a complete indoor and outdoor education centre.
Only an hour outside London, Grosvenor Hall is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English and being close to London it is easy to plan day excursions.
Facilities: • 630 beds • Multi-bedded rooms • Large dining hall • Games room • TV lounge • Outdoor activities • Classrooms with teaching materials
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Subject Specific Excursions
Household Cavalry Museum
A living museum dedicated to the mounted regiment who played an active role after the war broke out in 1914.
Imperial War Museum
This museum charts all the conflicts involving Britain from World War I to the present day. Films, portraits, oral history, personal letters and diaries, tanks and trucks can be seen.
The tallest wheel in Europe, which can carry 800 people turns slowly allowing magnificent views across the whole of London.
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Many of those who died in 1917 fighting to capture the village are buried in the nearby Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the world.
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
With a realistic British underground bunker system, trenches, shelters and galleries.
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