Westhoughton News

Battlefields and Christmas Markets

On 8th December, 30 students travelled to Zeebrugge by overnight ferry to visit the battlefield sites in Ypres and soaked in the atmosphere of the Christmas markets in Lille and Ypres. 

They also went on the Ferris Wheel in Lille which lots of students said was the highlight of the trip. The students impressed us with their knowledge of WW1 and Mr Gill expertly gave us guided tours of the sites we visited. We even experienced heavy snow fall just as the soldiers had in December 1917 at the battle of Passchendaele. The students embraced the food on offer and particularly enjoyed the Belgian chocolate shop that we visited. We returned on 11th December and are looking forward to the next trip!

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