Ten of SAHETI High School’s top Grade 8 students were privileged to participate in a World War One Battlefields tour from 5 – 11 November.
The tour was organized by the school’s History department to commemorate the centenary of the ending of the First World War on 11 November 1918.
The battlefields of Belgium and Northern France were explored, led by two excellent tour guides, specialists in all aspects of World War One.
The tour provided a wonderful opportunity for these students to experience “history alive”. They were able to walk in the trenches of the Somme, explore the Wellington Quarries under the city of Arras and visit the grave of Wilfred Owen, the famous English war poet who was killed one week before Armistice Day.
“This centenary tour was an unforgettable experience. All of us returned with greater insight and understanding regarding the nature and events of World War One, and our gratitude goes to those millions of soldiers who bravely fought and sacrificed their lives for our freedom, which we treasure today,” said the students.