Ely College history students travel to France and Belgium for annual Battlefields trip

PUBLISHED: 07:00 22 November 2017

Ely College Battlefields trip

Ely College Battlefields trip

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Sixty-six Year 9 history students from Ely College took a poignant trip to Northern France and Belgium as part of their annual First World War Battlefields visit.

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Visiting the Thiepval ‘Memorial to the Missing’ exactly 101 years to the day the battle ended was particular moving for staff and students.

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Rachael Mustill, history teacher at Ely College and trip organiser, said: “We were lucky to have a guided tour from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission who gave us an excellent insight.

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“We try and fit in as many key sites as possible over the three days and each year Ely College students take part in the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate.

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“Students represented the college and our community with pride and respect. We have had wonderful feedback from parents and know that our students gain a lot from this visit.

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“The Cambridgeshire Regiment of local historians got in touch on Twitter and we have since connected to build momentum and host a centenary display in school.

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“This is a meaningful and popular trip; one that will definitely run again in the future as students remember those fallen.”

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Ely College Battlefields trip Ely College Battlefields trip

Ely College Battlefields trip Ely College Battlefields trip

Ely College Battlefields trip Ely College Battlefields trip

Ely College Battlefields trip Ely College Battlefields trip

Ely College Battlefields trip Ely College Battlefields trip

Ely College Battlefields trip Ely College Battlefields trip

Ely College Battlefields trip Ely College Battlefields trip

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