School Trips - WW1 Battlefields

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At Inspired Travel we aim to offer well-designed and inspiring learning experiences for our groups, be they large or small in number. Over 90% of our groups return each year, satisfied with the personal service, professionalism and flexible style that we offer to group leaders from the first enquiry to their return.

As former teachers who have been group leaders ourselves, we have many years of experience in organising study tours so that you can be assured that whether it is Geography, History, English, Language, Science or Food Technology for example to all corners of Europe, the destinations are tried, tested and tweaked!

Our itineraries are bespoke and tailored to an individual group; nothing is "off the shelf" although some follow common themes. As such your itinerary is as individual to you as it is to us and we are happy to try to accommodate all requirements. Take a look at our tours and if there is anything not listed please ask for information and a tailor-made quote.

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Why should you consider Inspired Travel for School Trips and Educational Visits?

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As the new National curriculum is rolled out, Inspired Travel is aware of the responsibility to ensure the significance of the actions and sacrifices for many - a conflict that changed Europe - lives on.

Of course the possible visits are numerous, depending upon the emphasis of the trip. We can include visits to locations where local battalions participated, research student ancestors, enjoy a guided tour with a Battlefield Guide.

Our itineraries cover both History and English studies on the Western Front and can be adapted to suit.

Example Itineraries

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1. * HISTORY *

Day 1. Depart from school and travel to France. Visit Wellington Quarry and onward to your accommodation.

Day 2. Somme.
A day spent on the Somme. Guided visit to Somme 1916 Museum, weaponry demonstration. Afternoon tour around the battlefields - Lochnagar, Thiepval, Newfoundland Monument, Ulster Tower.
Dinner in Albert.

Day 3. Ypres Salient.
Morning visit to In Flanders Field Museum. Guided visit to Ypres Salient - Essex Farm Dressing Station and Cemetary, Langemark, Cemetary, Hill 60 and Menin Gate.
Evening meal in Ypres and Menin Gate ceremony with possibility to lay a wreath of remembrance. Return to Albert.

Day 4. Return to the UK with a visit to Vimy Ridge en-route.

2. * ENGLISH - WILFRED OWEN *

Day 1. Depart from school and travel to France. Visit Wellington Quarry and onward to your accommodation.

Day 2. Somme.
A day spent on the Somme. Guided visit to Somme 1916 Museum, weaponry demonstration. Afternoon tour around the battlefields - Lochnagar, Thiepval, Newfoundland Monument, Ulster Tower.
Dinner in Albert.

Day 3. WILFRED OWEN
Morning visit to Cambrai - the Wilfred Owen Trail and the foresters house. There will be the opportunity for readings of Owen's work including the last letter he wrote to his mother from the cellar of the house in the woods.

3. * ENGLISH - PRIVATE PEACEFULL*
A one day itinerary.
This visit is designed to explore the historical context underpinning Michael Morpurgo's "Private Peaceful". It alows consideration of how the text can influence attitude and value together with perceptions of conflict.

Depart School and visit Passschendaele Ridge and Tyne Cot Cemetary, Essex Farm Dressing Station and Bedford Farm Cemetary to the grave of Private TSH Peaceful who was the inspiration for the character of the story.
Poperinghe - Talbot House, Town Hall Courtyard, Death Cells and execution Post, Poperinghe New Military Cemetary.
Return to the UK.

What size groups do you cater for?

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From 10 to 100+

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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Yes, if we have notification at the time of enquiry.

Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

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Yes - please inform us at the time of enquiry.


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