History Students Visit Ypres and Somme
09 Apr 2018
History students gave up part of their Easter break to visit the Ypres and the Somme.
During the three-day trip, the group of Year 11 students visited Lijssenthoek cemetery, where student Niamh Marlow's great grandfather is buried.
On the second day, students travelled to the Somme region of France, where they visited the Lochnagar Crater, Newfoundland Park and Thiepval War Memorial.
Three of the students took part in the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate and presented a wreath on behalf of Ashby School.
On the final day, there was an opportunity to visit the graves of the Leicestershire Regiment in the Ypres region, including the grave of Private Bradbury, an old boy of the school. The students also explored Sanctuary Wood.
Head of history Claire Lawrance said: "We had a fantastic time and the students were a real credit to the school. Trips like this really help to bring to life the history of the period and underpin all the work students have done in lessons."