On Friday 1 December we took a group of Year 8 and 9’s on a Battlefields trip. On the way to our Chateau we visited a chocolate factory (where we discovered that chocolate isn’t overly nice until you add lots of sugar!). The next day we travelled to Ypres in Belgium and had guided tours around the ‘Flanders Field Museum’, Wessex Farm field hospital, Langemarck and Tyne Cot. We rounded off the day with a visit to a Belgian chocolate shop. On Sunday the predicted heavy snow had arrived. All were awed by the Thiepval memorial which is high above the valley and many commented on how difficult it would have been to fight up the hills. We then had some free time around the Christmas market in Amiens. Some students practised their French whilst others enjoyed ice creams, waffles and churros by the little stalls. On Monday, before we headed home, we had a lovely morning at Nausicaa. We had a brilliant time and are so proud of the students that we took away.