Grange Primary School, Preston

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30th July 15

 

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8TH SEPTEMBER 2014 - 12TH SEPTEMBER 2014

WW1 CENTENARY TOUR: RESPECT & REMEMBER

 

Our next visit is planned for September 2015, when the new Year 6 pupils will visit Northern France.

Our Year 6 pupils took part in our school's first overseas residential visit in September 2014.  We visited Belgium and France, as part of a group of five primary schools from Preston and Longridge: Grange, St Wilfrid's, Barnacre Road, Goosnargh Oliverson's and Lea.

During our trip, the children had some fantastic experiences, including having the honour of participating in the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres, where representatives of all the schools laid a wreath of poppies in remembrance.

http://www.greatwar.co.uk/events/menin-gate-last-post-ceremony.htm

The children also visited Bruges, Passchendaele and several sites on the Somme in France.  We also had lots of fun on the beach and enjoyed lots of ice cream, waffles and hot chocolate!

The pupils were accompanied by Ms Nelson, Mrs Harmer and Mrs McCrea.  We were all so proud of the children who showed great respect and enthusiasm for every activity and experience.  So often we were approached by visitors and tourists who commented on the exemplary behaviour and attitude of the children.

Well done to all our Year 6 children who took part in the trip - your parents and teachers are all so proud of you! 

YEAR 6 WW1 CENTENARY TOUR OF BELGIUM & FRANCE 2014

We owe thanks to many people for making this trip possible.

Firstly, to the parents who have fully supported us since we first suggested the tour back in December. 

Secondly, to the PTFA who gave their time to raise funds towards the trip and to provide personalised hooded sweatshirts for each child on the trip.

Thanks also to the following organisatiosn and charities who donated funds to make this first overseas trip possible. 

Community Gateway

John Farrington Trust

Preston Schoolchildren's Fund

 

And finally to the children - your enthusiasm and respectful behaviour made our first trip a huge success.  We look forward to many more!