A Century of Rememberance

This year, Mr Mowbray brought learning to life as he took two Year 9 students, Katie McNulty and Ethan Stock, on an expedition to Belgium and Northern France to learn about World War 1 and the importance of remembering the fallen soldiers who gave their lives for the freedom that we all experience 100 years on.

Mr Mowbray, Katie and Ethan got an overwhelming sense of the scale of lives lost during the conflict when visiting battlefields and memorial sites such as Newfoundland Park, Thiepval, Tyne Cot and The Menin Gate. They also managed to find the names of their ancestors and those from the local community who fought and died in the war at these memorials.

The purpose of this enriching and thought provoking journey was for Katie and Ethan to learn about and remember the fallen during the war and to exhibit their findings to the academy and the wider community, to keep the legacy of those soldiers alive.