Arrive in Ypres
Short on time but still keen to bring the poetry of WW1 to life for your students? An English literature school day trip to Ypres is ideal!
The fierce fighting on the Ypres Salient was brought to life by the poetry of the likes of John McCrae and Wilfred Owen. And visiting the WW1 battlefields will help your students to contextualise the poetry they’re studying, to better understand the experience of the poets.
You could choose to join forces with your school's history department to make this a cross-curricular trip. And if you prefer to spend a couple of days in the WW1 battlefields, then check out our multiday options!
Arrive in Ypres
Possible visits include: In Flanders Field Museum, Menin Gate, Hill 62 Museum and Sanctuary Wood, Tyne Cot British cemetery and Langemark German cemetery
Arrive back at school
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The Best Western Flanders Lodge is a modern log cabin-style hotel. French cuisine is served in the Wintergarden restaurant. There is a coffee shop for refreshments or snacks and three meeting rooms, in addition to an auditorium equipped for video conferences at the Flanders Language Valley estate across the road.
The Best Western Flanders Lodge is located in the heart of the historic World War I Ypres Salient, 1 mile from the Menin Gate memorial, and one hour away from the Somme battlefields.
This former textile factory provides a brilliant base for groups visiting the battlefields and is located 100m away from the Market Square in Ypres town centre.
Students will be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms, and staff in twins or singles (supplement may apply). All rooms are en-suite, and with a group size of 35 or more, you will have sole occupancy of the premises.
Breakfast is served on site, and evening meals are taken at a nice restaurant in the town centre just two minutes' walk away. Packed lunches are available on request.
Facilities include a recreational room with TV, pool table, pinball machines, table football, free WiFi throughout, a large garden, and a staff room with minibar and digital TV.
Once an inter-war pension for British soldiers, the Poppies School Hotel is now a popular choice amongst school groups visiting the battlefields of the Western Front.
Students will be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms, staff in twins or singles (single supplement applies). All rooms are en-suite and the hotel operates on a sole occupancy basis.
The hotel serves breakfast every day, but the evening meal is taken at a local restaurant in the town centre. Packed lunches are available on request.
Facilities include a lounge and recreational room with TV, pinball machine, table football, pool table, 5 internet computers and an extensive courtyard.
Don’t hesitate to contact me for any advice or further information on how your school trip can be tailored to your requirements.
0115 9404 303
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