57 pupils in Years 9-11 took part in a Battlefields tour of France and Belgium, as part of their topic on the History of Medicine on the Western Front.
This was a really unique and inspiring experience for pupils, where they had the opportunity to visit the trenches, casualty clearing stations and even laid a wreath to show their respects from Carr Manor Community School.
“My favourite destination was Thiepval Memorial, in France. I felt very peaceful and proud when I walked up the large, white, stone steps. Another significant memory for me was the amount of names inscribed on the walls; there are exactly 72,194 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South Africa written on the walls” said Jude O’Dwyer, Year 10.
Casey Wood, Year 10, also enjoyed the trip for a more personal reason. “On the Battlefields trip, I had the privilege to see the grave of my Great Uncle. This experience meant a lot to me and I would like to thank the teachers who provided me with this opportunity of a lifetime.”