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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.
Depart school (previous evening)
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
Depart for Channel crossing
Return to school
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Detailed information pack
- Experienced battlefields guide
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- Itinerary planning service
- Return executive coach travel
- Return ferry or Eurotunnel crossings
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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.
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