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Year 9s visit Ypres, the Somme and Vimy
Thursday 20 July 2017
Battlefields 2 Harry Brown pilgrimage
Year 9s visited Ypres, the Somme and Vimy to commemorate First World War centenary on 14-15 July, 2017.

30 Year 9 students have returned from the First World War battlefields in France and Belgium after two days of learning, reflection and remembrance.  The students represented the Kings community in paying tribute to those who gave their lives in the Great War and have laid a wreath at the Menin Gate in Ypres as a symbol of our eternal gratitude.


Battlefields 7 Menin Gate with wreath

Students learning about the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and reflecting on the thousands of those who made the ultimate sacrifice and now rest in Lijssenthoek Cemetery.


Battlefields 7 Menin Gate with wreath

A Year 9 student paying tribute to a fallen relative.


Battlefields 7 Menin Gate with wreath

Brother and sister visiting the final resting place of a relative.


Battlefields 7 Menin Gate with wreath
Students learning about the uniform and equipment of the Great War as a classmate dons a replica.


Battlefields 7 Menin Gate with wreath

Students write a note of remembrance to be placed with their wreath during the remembrance ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium.


Battlefields 7 Menin Gate with wreath

Three Kings pupils laying a wreath as part of the remembrance ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium in front of thousands of onlookers.


Battlefields 7 Menin Gate with wreath

Pupils representing the Kings community in paying tribute to those who gave their lives in the Great War.