Whilst, for the men of the British Expeditionary Force, France and Flanders must have seemed a long way from home, a hundred years on they feel so much closer – making a meaningful one-day school battlefield tour a reality.

Anglia’s reputation is built on providing high-quality curriculum-focused school history trips. The real advantage of travelling with one of our unrivalled team of expert guides is that, in just a single day, your students will cover far more than many operators would offer you in a two-day tour.

Meeting exam board specifications. Our tour content is mapped against the major examination board specifications for KS3 to KS5 students.

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Tour Details

Curricular Links

Curricular Links

National Curriculum

  • KS3 The First World War and the Peace Settlement

GCSE

  • AQA Wider world depth study: Conflict and tension: The First World War, 1894–1918
  • Pearson Edexcel:
    • Thematic Study: Warfare and British society, c1250–present
    • IGCSE: Historical investigation: The origins and course of the First World War, 1905-1918
  • OCR:
    • Thematic study: War and British Society c.790 to c.2010
    • British Study: Britain in Peace and War, 1900–1918
  • SQA National 5:Historical Study: The Era of the Great War, 1900–1928

IGCSE

  • Cambridge Assessment International Education IGCSE: Depth Study: The First World War, 1914-18

A Level

  • Pearson Edexcel: Themes in breadth: The British experience of warfare, c1790–1918
  • OCR:
    • Thematic Study: The Changing Nature of Warfare 1792–1945
    • Non-British Period Study: International Relations 1890–1941 

Key Themes

Key Themes

Ypres

  • Causes of the First World War
  • The nature of trench warfare
  • Life in the trenches
  • The role of women
  • The uniform, equipment, and weapons of a British Tommy
  • German cemetery ethos: the role of the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgrӓberfürsorge (VDK)
  • The role of the Commonwealth and former Empire
  • The ethos of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Somme

  • Kitchener's Army and the Pals Battalions
  • Recruitment
  • The Plan
  • ‘Going over the top’
  • 1st July 1916
  • The nature of trench warfare
  • Life in the trenches
  • The development of Mine warfare on the Western Front
  • The Somme – a British victory? 

Key Locations

Key Locations

Ypres

  • Bayernwald
  • Poperinghe
  • Hill 60
  • Langemarck 
  • Vancouver Corner
  • Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
  • Tyne Cot - Remembrance

Somme

  • Sunken Lane
  • Newfoundland Memorial Park
  • Auchonvillers
  • Ulster Tower
  • Lochnagar Crater
  • Thiepval Memorial to the Missing

Arras

  • Notre Dame de Lorette
  • ‘Ring of Remembrance’
  • Carrière Wellington
  • Faubourg D’Amiens
  • Arras Memorial to the Missing
  • Vimy Ridge

Price Includes

Price Includes

  • Fully guided
  • Tailor-made itinerary
  • An executive coach for your exclusive use
  • Return crossings with ferry or Eurotunnel
  • 1 free teacher place for every 10 paying students
  • All entrance fees associated with your visit
  • Our covid-19 promise to you

It was a truly profound experience; the moments when we stood in the Sunken Lane and when you blew the whistle to 'go over the top' will stay with me forever

Head Teacher - St Wilfred's Catholic School