School History Trips to The Western Front

Where First World War history comes to life

One line, so many incredible stories waiting to be discovered...
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Embrace a journey through time and walk in soldiers’ footsteps with a history trip to the Western Front, a significant and tragic period in world history!

Unravel the scars of an engineering feat that once stretched for miles, from the Belgian coast to the Swiss border, and brought soldiers from all corners of the world together for a single purpose. For four years, this place witnessed mud, bloodshed, and relentless fighting, yet it was also a place of hope, unity and reflection.

As you journey through this historic area, you’ll bear witness to the true reality of conflict. You’ll walk through cemeteries and memorials – both large and imposing, and small and intimate – dedicated to tens of thousands of servicemen and women who sacrificed everything for their countries. You’ll stand in reconstructed trenches, on the very ground where men fought and died, to better understand the world of those who bravely lived through the war.

Beyond borders, beyond understanding the anguish of the past, this journey will also open your students’ eyes to current societal issues. So, what are you waiting for? Step into the story…

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Excursions in The Western Front

What to expect on School History Trips to The Western Front

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Popular places to stay in The Western Front

  • Located a short distance from Ypres Market Square
  • Adjoining properties that can be used as single units for small groups or both for large groups
  • Sole occupancy available (minimum 40 guests)
  • Games room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Customer Feedback: "This place is perfect for a school groups and offers good value for money!" Southfields Academy
  • Large breakfast and evening rooms (capacity 135)
  • Games room with pool table, table football and pinball machines
  • 2 computers with free internet access
  • Private courtyard
  • Wi-Fi
  • Use the large breakfast room for an evening activity
  • Play a game of pool or pinball in the games room
  • Make use of the computers
  • Relax outside in the private courtyard
  • Explore Ypres Market Square on foot
  • Located on the doorstep of the Menin Gate Memorial
  • Sole occupancy available (subject to availability)
  • Multi, quad, triple, twin and single bed rooms
  • En-suite facilities
  • Table tennis and pool table
  • Wi-Fi
  • Table tennis and pool table
  • 2 computers with free internet access
  • Teachers’ lounge with cable TV and minibar
  • Projector and screen available on request
  • Wi-Fi
  • Play a game of table tennis or pool
  • Make use of the computers
  • Arrange a study evening using the projector and screen
  • Relax in the teachers’ lounge

Curriculum Information

All secondary school students

  • Curricular Links
    • Life on the frontline
    • Trenches and trench life
    • Command and leadership
    • War and technology
    • Women – their role and the impact of war on their lives
    • Medicine and medical advancement
    • The Home Front
    • The role of the Commonwealth and Empire troops
    • Writers and poets
    • Conflict and warfare over time

Step into the story...

History is much more than the events of the past – it encompasses the future and everything else in between! It sparks curiosity and drives learning, encouraging students to question and learn from the world around them.

To bring these thrilling periods of history to life, we have a vast array of tools at our disposal. Discover the fascinating tales of heroism, defeat, learn about the monumental landmarks and the shrouded secrets that have remained hidden for years.

Our devoted history guides transport students back in time, immersing them in the intricacies of historical periods. Check out our FREE history resources too – use them to inspire and educate in the classroom, before and long after your trip!

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Excellent package which enlightened the students while keeping them safe.

Mr Mike Dickins

As always very enjoyable, well planned and perfectly suited to our needs.

Mr Matt Kearle

Excellent organisation and good combination of visits – it really encouraged our students to think and reflect.

Ms Catherine Moffat

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