Barmby Moor Primary kids retrace soldiers’ footsteps

Barmby Moor Primary pupils during their educational visit to France.
Barmby Moor Primary pupils during their educational visit to France.

Youngsters from Barmby Moor Primary School retraced soldiers’ footsteps during an educational visit to the Somme battlefields.

Linking to their current class work on World War One, Year 5 and 6 pupils spent four days in France exploring the history of the Great War.

They visited the Lochnagar Crater, walked in the trenches, looked out across No Man’s Land, explored the underground Somme Museum and reflected at the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme and a WWI cemetery.

Children also experienced French culture and traditions, including tasting snails at a snail farm, making their own baguettes at a boulangerie and using their French language skills at a market.

The trip was a joint visit with Garton-on-the-Wolds Primary School.