Belgium Trip

Year 9 attend the battlefields tour in Belgium last week, statement from Mr Harrer:

"Staff and students had an enjoyable and educational visit to Belgium to visit various sites where battles occurred during WW1. We visited Sanctuary Wood, the front line trenches of the British and commonwealth soldiers. This is where the students experienced what life in the trenches was like and observed some of the preserved artefacts. Another highlight was when the students went underground at Wellington quarry, a place where British soldiers were based and lived in very cold and dark conditions. We visited many impressive war memorials that had listed all the names of the soldiers that lost their lives during WW1. This included the Menin gate. We attended the ceremony that recognised all the soldiers that went missing during WW1. The students were a credit to The Laurel Academy and conducted themselves brilliantly. Well done Year 9."