First World War School Trips
Europe’s descent into bloody conflict a century ago brought to a violent close the age of 19th Century imperialism and ushered in a new era of industrialised, mechanised and technological warfare - a ‘total war’ that changed the face of British society.
Our First World War battlefield tours aim to provide a learning experience that combines narrative and emotion. Students explore preserved trenches, tunnels and no man’s land, discover the ages and sheer numbers of those killed and experience emotion at both the Menin Gate and amongst the headstones of Tyne Cot cemetery, the largest on the Western Front.
To gain more depth and understanding to your tour, The Cultural Experience has access to a wide range of experts to accompany your group, including academics, historians, retired military and professional battlefield guides. We can tailor your trip to provide in depth and nuanced examinations of the causes and reasons behind the stalemate on the Western Front, make it more relevant to young people by tying your itinerary into the local history of your community, explore the impact of the Great War upon the poetry and literature of the time and discuss the impact of the war on the Home Front and its transformative effect on Great Britain.
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Suggested First World War School Trips
The Verdun battlefield is dramatically and physically different to those on the Western Front. It straddles both sides of the River Meuse which flows through wonderful scenery and we gain some magnificent views from the dominating ridge lines that surround Verdun.
WWI: Behind The Front Lines
The trenches of the Western Front did not operate in isolation. Stretching back from the front were communication and supply lines, field hospitals and facilities where soldiers could rest and recuperate from the stresses of warfare
WWI: Poetry & Literature
The First World War saw a sea change in the emotional life of the British people, both during the period 1914-1918 and in the wider aftermath of the war, reflected in the prose and poetry of the men and women who fought it
WWI: They Also Served
This tour visits some of the key sites and locations associated with those men and women, troops and labourers who also served on the Western Front, from what are now today mostly Commonwealth countries
WWI: Western Front Discovery
Our suggested overview of the major sites in both Belgium and Northern France