On Saturday 1st April, some of our students departed bright and early from Ruislip High School to take part in our annual Battlefields Trip. This trip, which recognises and commemorates the sacrifices made by soldiers during World War I, is an opportunity for our students to reflect on this important part of our history.
There was a packed schedule for the trip, with students visiting lots of significant sites, including British, German and French cemeteries; a walk through the trenches with a stop at Talbot House, where soldiers rested between their duty at the front line;
Finally, students also visited the Menin Gate at Ypres. The Menin Gate is one of four memorials to the missing in Belgian Flanders. During their visit to the memorial, students had the opportunity to pay their respects by laying a poppy wreath.
Amongst visiting these historical sites, students also enjoyed a trip to a theme park. The teachers also got stuck in - with the river rapids being a particular favourite part of the day!
Mr Cahill, who led the trip, said: “Our students were amazing from start to finish on the trip. They were courteous and respectful at every point of the visit. It was a pleasure to take them on the trip and I am sure they have learnt a lot and have lots to think about.”