4th Form First World War Poetry Tour Ypres and Somme – Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st October 2018

19-04-18 St. Johns 0 comment

Dear Parents,


Re:      First World War Poetry Tour Ypres and Somme


October may seem a long way off, but I have arranged for next year’s 4th form to visit the battlefields of Ypres and the Somme as preparation for analysing poems for English Literature. The visit will also give pupils a realistic insight into soldiers’ experiences during the First World War.


This is a two day tour departing on Tuesday, 30th October and returning on Wednesday, 31st October.  The cost of the trip is £177 and includes the following:-


  • Return travel by coach and Eurotunnel from school to France
  • Overnight full board hotel accommodation plus packed lunch on Wednesday
  • Insurance
  • A professional tour guide


This is a unique opportunity for our pupils to experience the poetry in the landscape that inspired it and in its historical context. The trip will take place on the first Visits Day next academic year.


Further details will be issued in May, but in the meantime I should be grateful if you would complete the reply slip and return it to your child’s form teacher by Monday, 24th April together with a £90 non-refundable deposit to secure their place.


Yours sincerely,


C. Pavli

Trip Co-ordinator.


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