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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.
To get the most out of your school trip to the Somme, we would highly recommend an overnight stay. Less tiring and much easier logistically, overnight trips often offer better value for money. Contact us for details!
Depart school early morning
Visit the Somme 1916 Museum, Thiepval, Ulster Tower, Deville Wood and Newfoundland Memorial Park
Travel back to the UK
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Detailed information pack
- Free staff place ratio 1:8
- Itinerary planning service
- Motorway tolls and taxes
- Return executive coach travel
- Return ferry/Eurotunnel crossings
Nicknamed 'Devil Wood' by South African soldiers because of the horrendous losses they suffered here, this site commemorates the South… Read More
On the morning of the first day of the battle of the Somme, Welsh miners blew a huge mine under… Read More
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… Read More
Somme 1916 Museum
From the ninth to the sixteenth centuries, the people of Albert, like many in the region, got used to hiding… Read More
Thiepval Memorial to the Missing
The slaughter on the Somme wiped out a generation, and continues to cast a shadow on Britain’s popular consciousness. This… Read More
The Ulster Tower is a memorial to the men of the 36th (Ulster) Division. It is located very near to… Read More
In April 1917, Canadian soldiers wrested control of the escarpment here in a brief but bloody battle. A striking monument,… 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.
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Trip worked very well indeed - thanks for all the support you gave us; we shall be booking again with you very soon.— Alexandra Park School, October 2018
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