Visit the battlefields of the Somme for your history school trip
We will create a bespoke WW1 history trip for your school group to encompass the important historical sites and memorials of the first World War in and around the Somme. Most modern history curricula includes the impact and significance of the First World War and our battlefields and memorials school trips are the best way to bring the subject to life.
Due to the importance of all students understanding the impact and history of the First World War, many school groups include a day exploring the Somme as part of an Opal Coast cross-curricular tour or include this tour on our French language immersion programme.
The Western Front battle sites in and around the Somme, such as Thiepval and Lochnager Crater, can be arranged as a short trip staying at our own residential centre or combined with a visit to Ypres in Belgium to make a more comprehensive World War 1 battlefields history trip.
New for 2023!
The Moulin aux Draps centre is under new management, with a team from our centre of excellence, Château de la Baudonnière, taking the helm to transform the programme. We’ve introduced new on-site activities including beach volleyball and pétanque, and a brand new accommodation block, all set against the centre’s 22 acres of wildlife.
We can tailor your itinerary to your unique learning requirements, please contact us for a bespoke quote.