14/12/17 - Visit to The Somme Heritage Centre
Year 10 Pupils travelled to Newtownards on Wednesday 13th December to visit the Battle of The Somme Heritage Centre.
Pupils are due to begin studying the Battle of The Somme in the new year in History and therefore this trip provided pupils with a fun, interactive introduction to the topic which gives pupils context and first-hand understanding.
Pupils were shown displays and videos giving details about Britain and Ireland before WW1, learnt about the Efforts at Home to support the War, found out about some notable participants in the war and were given a tour of the trenches - a very realistic and informative experience.
This was indeed a very unique and meaningful learning experience for pupils which has definitely generated enthusiasm for pupils to take into History next Term.
Many thanks to Mrs Reid, Mrs Hendren and Mr Coils for supervising.