Saturday, 21 May 2016

Our Final Day in France

Welcome home, everyone! I hope you all had a good night's sleep and are having a lovely day with your families. 

Yesterday was a very busy day for us all; we waved goodbye to Parc D'Olhain and headed off to Vimy. 

On arriving a Vimy Ridge, we visited the stunning Canadian war memorial. We spent some time looking at the statues and reading the vast number of names of those who had died. We had a moment of silent reflection, then said a prayer for all of those who have died, or lost loved ones, in war.

The battlefield was fascinating- its craters and shell holes still tell the story of the war that was fought there one hundred years ago.

We then moved on to visit the trenches at Vimy. They have been preserved with some concrete now, replacing the sandbags, but the trenches are still a powerful sight. 

We were all able to see the conditions that the soldiers lived and fought in. We saw the firesteps and lookout points, and we were interested to see the zigzag formation that we had learned about earlier this year.

After Vimy, we headed to Boulogne to shop for our souvenirs, then on to Calais to catch our train home.

It was a wonderful week! We were very proud of you all- you represented St. Anthony's and your families brilliantly. Well done! 

Have a restful weekend and we will see you next week; au revoir! 


Gracie said...

Thank you to all our teachers for a lovely trip, we love all of you ! I had a brilliant time and loved every second of it . France was amazing! Thank you !

Daniel :{) said...

I couldn't believe that we were actually were the war was were bombs were shot off and lots of men (that we should remember) died there

Jack.G said...

the sets were brilliant !!!!!!!

Jack.G said...

The sites were Brilliant !!!!!!!

Jack.G said...

I'm sooooooooooooooo sad that France 2016 trip is over :(

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