Towers Historians Visit Ypres
On Saturday, 3rd February, Year 9, 10 and 11 historians made their way to in Ypres in Belgium to see the battlefields and show their respects to the soldiers, who died in the First World War. The group visited war cemeteries, where pupils and staff laid poppies on the graves, row after row of them, neatly positioned and respectfully maintained. They also walked in the muddy trenches, feeling very sombre and grateful to the soldiers, who had endured such degrading conditions for so long.
At The Menin Gate three of our pupils, whose relatives were buried there, took part in the Last Post Ceremony. They laid a wreath, on behalf of The Towers, under the gate in front of hundreds of onlookers, definitely a once in a lifetime experience.
The whole day was extremely moving but the mood lightened somewhat with a visit to a chocolate shop – an absolute must before the journey home.
Mrs Clare Trelfa
Headmistress, The Towers School