The First World War was one of the bloodiest conflicts ever historically recorded and one of the largest wars in the world. The Great War as it was known was partly responsible for massive political changes that have stood strong to this day and the courage of the soldiers on the Battlefields of WWI is well documented.
Therefore school trips to the WWI Battlefields will give your students a brilliant educational opportunity to really comprehend the events of 1914-1918. This educational tour will take you to some of the world’s most famous battle grounds, memorials and cemeteries in the Somme, Ypres and Verdun locations.
Why not also look at our school trips to the Battlefields of WW2 for an unforgettable experience.
In Flanders Fields Museum
The In Flanders Fields Museum presents the story of the First World War in the West Flanders front region. It is located in the renovated Cloth Halls of Ypres, a symbol of wartime hardship and recovery. The new exhibition tells stories including the invasion of Belgium, the Westhoek trench war which lasted four years and even how the war came to an end. Remembrance is of course depicted as it is essential for students to understand how important this is.
Passchendaele 1917 Memorial Museum
The British attack in 1917 incurred 500,000 casualties in just 100 days. The victory was a territorial gain of only 5 miles. Passchendaele became an international symbol of senseless military violence in its most cruel form. The Memorial Museum keeps the memory of the battle alive through images, movies and a large collection of historical artefacts.
Sanctuary Wood Museum, Hill 62
Sanctuary Wood Museum is located on the slopes of Hill 62, close to the village of Zonnebeke. It showcases a bespoke collection of World War I items, including a rare collection of 3D photos, military uniforms, artillery and bombs. Located behind the museum is a preserved section of the British trench lines, which school trips to Battlefields WWI can observe.