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.
Stay at Voyager's own Moulin aux Draps residential centre
Located less than an hour from Calais and within very easy reach of the stunning Opal Coastline, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Le Touquet, Arras and the WWI battlefields, our Moulin aux Draps centre is the perfect destination for schools looking for an affordable/short French language immersion school trip. The language centre is exclusively for the use of school groups meaning there are few distractions for students.
Our local French staff have considerable experience in looking after British school trips and catering for the needs of British teachers and pupils. The centre is contained within 22 acres of car-free French countryside, giving students plenty of space to run around and let off steam. Supervision is easy as the grounds are within view of the main building and teachers can relax in the evenings as the Voyager team will deliver a programme of evening entertainment for your students.
Click here for more information about this residential centre owned by Voyager School Travel.