As part of the commemoration of the centenary of the First World War the Government announced that it would fund each secondary school in the United Kingdom to send one member of staff and two students to visit the battlefields in France and Belgium. Redcar Academy applied for this scheme and Mr Hobbs, the Subject Leader for History, with Rachel Jones and Edie Palmer Mitchell left Redcar Academy on Sunday. Rachel and Edie were selected to go as the winners of a competition in which students had to explain why they were the best candidates for the trip.
On this first day following a six hour coach journey they arrived in Ashford in South-East England where the two girls took part in outdoor activities with students from a variety of North East Schools whilst Mr Hobbs was made to go into a classroom for a lesson. Later there was an opportunity for seeing some artefacts and the chance to handle some real objects from the First World War.
On Monday the trip continues with the Redcar Academy trio heading off to Frace and Belgium including a visit to the Menin Gate at Ypres.
Principal: Mrs Angela Sweeten
Redcar Academy, Kirkleatham Lane, Redcar, TS10 4AB
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