Gallery: Framlingham College pupils’ ‘richly rewarding experience’ during First World War battlefields tour

Framlingham College visits Ypres

Framlingham College visits Ypres - Credit: Archant

Young historians from an independent school in east Suffolk were given a “profound and richly rewarding experience” when they embarked on a First World War battlefields tour.

Framlingham College’s Year 9 group made a recent visit to Ypres where the pupils were able to study the German trench system at Bayernwald and the poisonous gas at Vancouver Corner.

They also had the opportunity to handle the weaponry of the Great War, explore the Passchendaele Museum and reflect on the enormity of human loss at the Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial.

Four of the pupils were chosen to lay a wreath in memory of the 957 former pupils and 30 school masters who served in the First World War, during a ceremony at Menin Gate.

A spokesman for the school said it was a “fitting end to a truly memorable day”, which had the been a “profound and richly rewarding experience” for all concerned, leaving the pupils “fatigued but fulfilled”.