Depart school early morning
They’ll learn more about what’s been called the worst day in the history of the British Army, and they’ll visit various cemeteries and memorials to help them understand the sheer scale of the destruction.
Thanks to many historic sights being within a short distance of one another, this is a great location for a short but impactful school history trip. And it also works well in conjunction with English literature as a cross-curricular trip. Of course, if you decide you would like to stay a little longer, we do also offer multiday options.
Depart school early morning
Visit the Somme 1916 Museum, Thiepval, Ulster Tower, Deville Wood and Newfoundland Memorial Park
Travel back to the UK
Nicknamed 'Devil Wood' by South African soldiers because of the horrendous losses they suffered here, this site… Read more
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
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
From the ninth to the sixteenth centuries, the people of Albert, like many in the region, got used to hiding underground… Read more
The slaughter on the Somme wiped out a generation, and continues to cast a shadow on Britain’s popular conscious… Read more
The Ulster Tower is a memorial to the men of the 36th (Ulster) Division. It is located very near to the famous Schwaben… Read more
In April 1917, Canadian soldiers wrested control of the escarpment here in a brief but bloody battle. A striking monumen… Read more
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.
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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