Key Stage 3 visit to Belgium

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Two of our pupils, Shania Keegan and Tyler Campbell have had the most fantastic opportunity to travel to Belgium to see the World War I graves, together with Miss McDonough and Mr McBurnie.
Shania and Tyler have made lots of new friends on the trip and on Monday they visited the war cemetery. Tyler laid a cross on a grave with the surname Campbell and Shania also lay a cross on a grave with the surname Keegan.
Miss McDonough has said their experience at the Menin Gate was amazing. Every night at 8pm a story is told of a soldier or someone who lost their life during the war. Tonight it was about a nurse who was executed all those years ago for helping others, which was very sad. The only time this special ceremony did not take place was when Belgium was under Nazi occupation, so it was performed outside London instead.
Tonight at the ceremony one of the soldiers on duty fainted and hit his head on the floor. An ambulance was called but everything continued as if nothing had happened. We also met an Australian couple in the crowd. They had come to find his great uncle and he showed us his name on the Menin Gate.
We then went shopping in Ypres and bought some chocolate!

Check out the hyperlink to watch the pupil's video entitled "Battlefields Legacy 110 Project - Thomas Ashton School 2015"

https://youtu.be/SqoXz68skD0

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