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 visit trenches and experience the moving Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate. A WWI tour is a great way to engage students about this important subject.
- Travel to explore Ypres
- Free time to explore Ypres
- Menin Gate (Last Post Ceremony)
- Start the day with a visit to 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.
- Join a pottery workshop to take an active part in the Coming World Remember Me remembrance project.
- Depart Ypres & return to school.
Ieper Lodge - Ypres
- Great value for money
- Multi-bedded student rooms
Purpose-built for school groups, the Ieper Lodge is in a great location near the centre of Ypres.
Location: Approximately 1 mile from the centre of Ypres, good value for money.
Facilities: WiFi, dining and games room, table football, ping pong and an outdoor area for games. Bar for the adults. Coach parking available.
Accommodation: 4-6 multi-bedded rooms for the students, twins or singles for the adults All have en-suite bathroom and TV
Meals: Full board, with continental breakfast, packed lunch and dinner.
Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.
Subject Specific Excursions
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.
Menin Gate & The Last Post
The famous British war memorial of WW1 has the names of 54,896 missing soldiers are engraved on its walls. The Last Post, the traditional final salute to the fallen, honors the memory of soldiers who died in Ypres. Members of the local Fire Brigade play at 8pm every single night and aim to maintain this daily act of homage in perpetuity.
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
The museum exhibits a superbly realistic British underground bunker system, where you can see the communication and the dressing post, headquarters and dorms, portraying a memorable impression of the battle of Passchendaele which took place in 1917, in which 500,000 people lost their lives.
Pottery Workshop - Coming World Remember Me
The 'Coming World Remember Me' project aims to honor the 600,000 people who were wounded or died in Ypres between 1914 and 1918. Students will participate in creating a ceramic statue to commemorate one of these people, which will be included in a land art installation which will launch in 2018.
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