Battlefields Trip 2018

By 24th August 2018School news

Montrose Academy History Department ran another very successful trip to the World War One Battlefields of Belgium and France in October.

On day one the 28 pupils and 3 members of staff visited Messines and its church, the Pool of Peace, Sanctuary Wood and the Hooge Crater Museum.

Day 2 was spent in France at Newfoundland Memorial Park, Thiepval Memorial, Dartmoor Cemetery and Vimy Ridge.

Day 3 was back in Belgium at the Essex Farm Cemetery, Poelkapelle, Passchaendale, Tyne Cot, Langemark, the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate and the pupils performed their own ceremony at the Blackwatch Corner Memorial.

A very busy, informative and emotional few days were enjoyed by all the pupils and staff thanks to Mercat Tours International Ltd.

The next history trip, this time to Krakow, will take place in 2019 from October 3rd- 6th.  See Mrs Manley or Mr Donald for more information.