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School English Literature day Trip to The Somme

Bring WW1 poetry to life on your English literature school trip to the battlefields of the Somme!

In particular, the Somme is the ideal destination for groups studying the poetry of Wilfred Owen, especially thanks to the Wilfred Owen’s Footsteps Trail, which will help your students to better understand the experiences that inspired the poetry.

Why not join forces with your school's history department to make this a cross-curricular trip? We also offer multiday options, including the opportunity to cross over the border into Ypres

Sample itinerary

Day 1/1

MorningMorning

Depart school (previous evening)

Channel crossing

AfternoonAfternoon

Arrive in Cambrai for the Wilfred Owen trail visiting Forest House, the Sambre Canal where Owen fell and the cemetery at Ors where Owen is buried

EveningEvening

Depart for Channel crossing

Return to school

What's included?

  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconExperienced battlefields guide
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:10
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconReturn executive coach travel
  • tick iconReturn ferry or Eurotunnel crossings

Activities

Lochnagar Crater

Lochnagar Crater

On the morning of the first day of the battle of the Somme, Welsh miners blew a huge mine under the German trenches here… Read more

Newfoundland Memorial Park, Beaumont-Hamel

Newfoundland Memorial Park, Beaumont-Hamel

On the first day of the battle of the Somme, eight hundred men of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment went over the top at … Read more

Somme 1916 Museum

Somme 1916 Museum

From the ninth to the sixteenth centuries, the people of Albert, like many in the region, got used to hiding underground… Read more

Thiepval Memorial to the Missing

Thiepval Memorial to the Missing

The slaughter on the Somme wiped out a generation, and continues to cast a shadow on Britain’s popular conscious… Read more

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Accommodation

Poppies d'Albert
Poppies d'Albert

Poppies d'Albert is a purpose built hotel, catering exclusively for school groups. It is located in the historic town of Albert, in the very heart of the battlefields of the Somme.

Students are accommodated in multi-bedded rooms all of which have an en-suite shower, toilet and washbasin. Breakfast is served at the hotel, and the evening meal in a local restaurant.

Each floor has a games room with a pool table and a drinks machine. There is also a staff lounge on each floor with computers, free internet access and a minibar. A room is available for group activities. Next to the hotel are a football pitch and a swimming pool, both of which can be used by the hotel's guests.

Reviews

Alexandra Park School, October 2018

Trip worked very well indeed - thanks for all the support you gave us; we shall be booking again with you very soon.

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