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  • 05.06.2024 Review

    Excursion to Ypres: experience history lessons at first hand

    In Flanders Fields – BY JOHN MCCRAE

    In Flanders fields the poppies blow

    Between the crosses, row on row,

    That mark our place; and in the sky

    The larks, still bravely singing, fly

    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

    We are the Dead. Short days ago

    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,

     In Flanders fields.

    Take up our quarrel with the foe:

    To you from failing hands we throw

    The torch; be yours to hold it high.

    If ye break faith with us who die

    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

    In Flanders fields.

    On 3 June 2024, Year 9ab took part in an excursion to Ypres to visit the Flanders Fields Museum and the Tyne Cot military cemetery. The excursion was an important part of the ‘First World War and Remembrance’ series of lessons. In the run-up to our excursion, the students had already analysed the moving individual fates of the soldiers whose final resting places we visited. In this way, the pupils were able to experience history at first hand.

    N. Murphy und S. Lorenz

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