to the somme
The Somme is synonymous with the horrors of the First World War, also known as the Great War. On the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1st July 1916, the British army suffered over 57,000 casualties, of which nearly 20,000 died.
Any students studying the War will benefit hugely from taking a school trip to visit the battlefields, memorials, and cemeteries that litter the region. These include Thiepval, the magnificent memorial to the missing – those soldiers with no known grave.
In addition, there are many excellent museums relating to the period, such as the Memorial de la Grande Guerre in Péronne.
And remember, we also offer trips to the Battlefields around Ypres. Click here for more information.
“What a fantastic company that really understands everything that goes into running a school trip and supports you the whole way.”
The Poppies, Albert
This purpose-built school hotel is the ideal accommodation. Each school is given their own sole-occupancy area (for groups of 45+), complete with group areas and teacher accommodation.
All rooms are en-suite, and there are games rooms, teachers’ lounge, vending machines, and free Wi-Fi.
Located in the lovely town of Albert, and close to so many of the sites associated with the Battle of the Somme, we highly recommend this accommodation for school groups.