Four students had the opportunity to deepen their understanding of WWI by visiting trenches, battlefields and memorials.
Four of our highest achieving students were selected to go on a Battlefields trip funded by UCL and the Department of Education to World War I battlefields sites. They visited memorial sites, trenches, dugouts and museums as part of their commemoration of the First World War. The four students who attended the trip were Leroy Kwarteng, Ayoub Drahemi, Beril Yediayli and Deniz Dag and here are some of their comments;
Deniz: I particularly enjoyed finding out about the uniform that they wore in World War One and how this is different to army uniform today.
Leroy: I found it very interesting when we visited the museums and we were able to watch videos of World War One footage. This really put what I learned in lesson into practice in real life.
Beril: It was amazing to see the impact the war had on the role of women in society, this was arguably the only positive outcome of the so called great war.
Ayoub: My favourite part of the trip was visiting the sites where some of the battles were held such as the Battle of the Somme. We were lucky enough to see some of the actual trenches used in the world war.