Wilmington Academy Year 9 Students visit Ypres

On Tuesday, 10th November, 44 of Wilmington Academy’s Year 9 History students travelled to the historic town centre of Ypres to commemorate all those who lost their lives during WW1.

On the eve of Remembrance Day, this trip was especially poignant and students had the opportunity to pay their respects at both the Menin Gate and Tyne Cote cemetery. In addition, students visited the interactive Flanders Fields Museum and experienced what life in a trench would have been like at Sanctuary Wood.

The trip was an enormous success, with students truly appreciating the huge scale of selfless sacrifice that so many soldiers made just over 100 years ago. Such sacrifice should never be forgotten, and hopefully all students who travelled to Ypres will always remember the courage of past generations, who paid such a high price when fighting for our country.