Somme for Primary Schools

from £199pp

Based on 3 days

Suitable for Secondary Schools, Primary Schools

Overview

Our special "Somme for Primary Schools" itineraries go beyond the bloody battle that put the region’s name in the history books, and balance historical visits with lighter-hearted cultural activities.

This means that younger students can be introduced to the historical background of the First World War in a gentle manner, and experience the Battlefields in a way that is less intense than our other tours, but no less educational and memorable.

Our Suggested Itinerary

  1. Day 1

    Travel to the Somme and check into your accommodation in Péronne.

    Enjoy a historical treasure hunt in Péronne.

  2. Day 2

    Enjoy a Guided tour of the Somme Battlefields with your own personal local guide. Specific visits are adaptable to your learning objectives.

    Take a ride on Le P’tit train de la Haute Somme. The train runs on a historic line built in 1916 by the British army to supply the front lines.

    Hands-on activity in a local bakery: learn how to make delicious brioches and apple pies.

  3. Day 3

    Visit to a local chocolate shop - Explore the workshop, and try the delicious chocolate creations for yourself!

    Enjoy a Guided tour of the Somme 1916 Museum. This unique underground museum is built within an authentic wartime air-raid shelter. Includes an artefacts demonstration especially designed for younger students.

    Travel back home. 

School Trip Accommodation

Accommodation

We use safe and secure accommodation especially suited to schools. Our accommodation is usually 2* or youth hostel standard and provides a perfect base for enjoying your tour. All accommodation we use is audited, and our auditing regime is verified by independent experts.


Is this sample itinerary not quite what you want? Get in touch on 0121 271 0121 or [email protected] to personalise your school trip! 

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Somme for Primary Schools

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Based on 3 days