As we rapidly approach August 2014 and the 100th year since the outbreak of WWI, the History Department is finalising the details of our trip to the battlefields and cemeteries around Ypres and the Somme. The trip will have particular resonance this year given all of the Media coverage and the History Society are beginning to research the data for fallen Sexians so that we might look to visit some of the graves and cemeteries where they were laid to rest.
The trip will take place early in November, a time when we always turn our thoughts to those brave men and women who have fought and died for our nation. We will, as usual, visit the Menin Gate to hear the haunting and moving 'Last Post' as well as paying our respects at the Tyne Cot, Thiepval and Langemark cemeteries.
With fours years of events to commemorate the Centenary, we feel this is a most poignant way to begin our own reflections on the Great War.
Thursday 10 October 2013 – Tuesday 15 October 2013
Sexey’s History Department will be running a study visit to Berlin for GCSE History students from Thursday 10 October 2013 to Tuesday 15 2013. The visit should be of great interest, helping students to increase their understanding of German History generally and the
Year 8 and 9 students will be able to go to the battlefields of Belgium and France from Thursday 8th November to Saturday 10th November 2012.
On this trip they will able to gain a greater appreciation of the experience of soliders in The Great war, the conditions they would have lived in and the deverstation the war caused. As well as gain an opportunity to reflect and remember all of those who fell in World War One.
Pupils will visit Tyne Cot, Langemark, Sanctuary Wood, Theipval Memorial, Newfoundland Park, Poperinge, Talbot House and other historical sites along the way.