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WW1 Medical Aid School Trip to Ypres

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Are your students studying the development of medical aid on the Western Front during WW1? A history school trip to Ypres will give them the chance to explore the period for themselves.

This school trip focuses on WW1 medical aid, so your students will learn that the conditions experienced in the trenches, as well as the development of weapons, posed significant challenges for the medical profession. Innovation and experimentation were required to treat the vast numbers of wounded soldiers.

Your students will also learn about the role of the Royal Army Medical Corps and the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. They’ll also discover how the Western Front revolutionised medicine and surgery.

Suggested Itinerary (2 days, 1 night)

Day 1/2

Morning

Morning

Travel to Ypres

Afternoon

Afternoon

Visit Essex Farm Dressing Station

Visit In Flanders Fields Museum

Evening

Evening

Evening meal

Attend Last Post ceremony

Day 2/2

Morning

Morning

Visit Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery - visitor centre on medical aid

Afternoon

Afternoon

Visit Talbot House Museum - provided rest and recuperation to all soldiers regardless of rank

Evening

Evening

Return to school

What's included?

  • tick icon1 night's half-board accommodation
  • tick iconAccess to the Vamoos app to download all tour-related travel documents
  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance including I.P.T.
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconFree itinerary planning service
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:8
  • tick iconMotorway tolls and taxes
  • tick iconReturn executive coach travel
  • tick iconReturn ferry or Eurotunnel crossings
  • tick iconVAT at current rates to tour operators

Educational activities and visits

Essex Farm

Essex Farm

John McCrae's 'In Flanders Fields' remains, to this day, one of the most memorable war poems ever written. It is… Read More

In Flanders Fields Museum

In Flanders Fields Museum

This interactive museum mixes artefacts with documentary film, audio-visual presentations and contemporary artwork to vividly portray the horror and brutality… Read More

Last Post Ceremony, Menin Gate

Last Post Ceremony, Menin Gate

Every evening since 1928 the Last Post has sounded at the Menin Gate at 20:00 in homage to the fallen… Read More

Talbot House

Talbot House

Away from the turmoil of battle in Ypres, Poperinge developed into the nerve centre for the British army. From December… Read More

Cultural activities and visits

Bellewaerde Park

Bellewaerde Park

Bellewaerde Park is Belgium’s oldest theme park. Built around an ancient castle, this theme park is located only 75 minutes… Read More

Leonidas Chocolate Shop

Leonidas Chocolate Shop

Hans and Stephanie are always happy to welcome you to their chocolate shop! Situated in the Grote Markt main square… Read More

Accommodation

Hotel Menin Gate
Munchenhof Hotel
The Poppies School Hotel
Ypres Lodge
Hotel Menin Gate

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 PA intercom system, 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.

Munchenhof Hotel

This school group hotel consists of 2 purpose-built annexes. Facilities include free WiFi in the reception area, pool tables, table tennis, TV lounge, football pitch, table football and a basketball court. All bedrooms are en-suite. The hotel has a self-service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and evening meals. There is a swipe card system to gain entry to floors, rooms and lifts for extra security.

The Poppies School Hotel

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 PA intercom system, lounge and recreational room with TV, pinball machine, table football, pool table, 5 internet computers and an extensive courtyard.

Ypres Lodge

Ypres Lodge is one of the top choice hotels for school groups travelling to the battlefields. It consists of 3 wings; all rooms are en-suite and have televisions. Students are in multi-bedded rooms while staff are provided with twins.Breakfast is served every day, and both packed lunches and the evening meal are available on request from the hotel's on-site restaurant.Hotel facilities free WiFi, pool tables, football pitch, table football, vending machines, karaoke facilities (on request) and a meeting room for group activities. There is also a bar for group leaders to relax in during the evening.

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