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Bring Wilfred Owen’s war to life for your students with an English literature school trip to the Somme!
Wilfred Owen’s poems have served to bring the harsh realities of war to the generations that have succeeded him. His work has now been given context with the creation of the Walking in Wilfred Owen’s Footsteps Trail.
The 6km trail takes visitors from the Maison Forestière where Wilfred and his men were sheltering, to the canal banks where he fell. The historic and military context will fascinate and challenge your students. This trip also offers a fantastic opportunity to join forces with your school's history department, deepening all students' understanding of the conflict and how it inspired such beautiful, thought-provoking poetry.
MorningTravel from UK
Arrive in Cambrai for the Wilfred Owen trail, visiting Forest House, the Sambre Canal and the cemetery at Ors where Owen is buried
Visit Thiepval Memorial, Lochnagar Crater and Newfoundland Park
AfternoonReturn travel to UK
- 1 night's half-board accommodation
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Detailed information pack
- Experienced battlefields guide
- Free staff place ratio 1:8
- Itinerary planning service
- Return Channel crossings
- Return executive coach travel
- Vamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
- VAT at current rates to tour operators
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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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The trip went really well and because I have run the trip many times in the past, staff at Halsbury were keen to support me and ensure everything I wanted to do was made possible.— Middlewich High School, July 2019
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