Year 9s travel to Ypres to pay their respects

A group of Year 9 students traveled to Ypres on Friday 6th February to learn more about the First World War.

Their first stop was Lijssenthoek where they learnt about the causes of the Great War and the role of women in WW1. This was closely followed by a trip to Bayernwald to see first hand the German trench system. Students got to stand in the trenches where Hitler had stood at Langemarck German Military Cemetery, which provided some thought provoking moments. Students then had some time to reflect at the Passchendaele Museum before the Last Post Evening ceremony at the Menin Gate. Three students ( Kayleigh Hellwing, Jack Pearce and Isobell Middleton) were honoured to lay a wreath on behalf of Stamford Welland Academy. Thanks to Mr Hayes for organising this very memorable and emotional trip and also to his support from Mrs Lenton, Mrs Blades, Mrs Moss and Miss Ingram. All staff were very proud of the students who attended this trip and were great ambassadors for Stamford Welland Academy.

Please click here to view some photos from the day