The trip was organised by Mrs Lynsay Ashton in the History Department and was also supervised by Mrs May MacKenzie & Mr John Ferrie. The experience was linked to National Qualification courses which helped give historical fact real-life impact.
On the last evening of the tour, the pupils dressed in full school uniform as a token of their respect to those who had fallen and joined the residents of Ieper (Ypres) village at the landmark Menin Gate for the last Post Ceremony.
In sombre mood and absolute silence, pupils were then encouraged to give one of the many thousands of unknown soldiers his own identity and to mourn his tragic passing.
The pupils reported the visit to be a truly moving experience that they would never forget and that it brought home the true value of History and the horrors of the First World War.