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School Trips to The Somme

Experience the realities of the First World War for both soldiers and civilians on a school trip to the Somme!

The Battle of the Somme, which took place between 1st July and 18th November 1916 was one of the bloodiest battles in human history – one million men, a third of the total number that fought in the battle, were wounded or killed. Visit the WW1 battlefields of the Somme to experience the living conditions in the trenches and the destructive power, waste and futility of war.

A school trip to the Somme will ensure your students will return home with a greater appreciation of the human cost of war. They will gain a deeper understanding of what life was like for soldiers and civilians here and they will begin to comprehend the sheer scale of the killing.

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History of Warfare School Trip to Normandy & The Somme

4 days, 3 nights

From £240 per person

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School WW1 Battlefield Tour to Ypres and the Somme

3 days, 2 nights

From £145 per person

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School English Literature Trip to The Somme

2 days, 1 night

From £99 per person

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School History Trip to The Somme

2 days, 1 night

From £99 per person

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School English Literature day Trip to The Somme

1 day

From £44 per person

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School History Day Trip to The Somme

1 day

From £44 per person

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A school trip to the Somme is ideal for both history and English literature school groups, and also works fantastically as a cross-curricular destination. By visiting the area in which the battle took place, events will be brought to life for your students, for whom WW1 is now in the distant past. Bringing them here will not only help them with their studies, it will help to keep the memory of the First World War alive in future generations.

There are a number of fascinating activities and visits here. From Lochnager Crater and Delville Wood, where fighting took place, to the Somme 1916 Museum, where they can view artifacts from the period, and Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, where they'll gain a better idea of the human cost of war.  

In preparation for your school trip the Somme, why not task your students with researching any relatives that may have fought at the Battle of the Somme? For any without familial connections to the battle, they could research past pupils of the school. You could then choose to schedule stops at cemeteries and memorials where those soldiers are buried or memorialised, allowing your students to pay their respects and helping them to form a deeper connection to events.

Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

  • School trips designed by teachers for teachers

    Founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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  • School trips tailored to your curriculum

    We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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  • Health & safety prioritised

    As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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  • Support every step of the way

    We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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  • Financially secure school trips

    We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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  • Rewarding loyalty scheme

    You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

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School trips by teachers for teachers

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Tailor-made school trips

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Loyalty scheme

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Earn loyalty points from your very first trip which can be used towards a trip discount or free gift for your school.