Blessed Edward students have returned from their annual Modern Languages and Humanities Trip to North East France. This year the group visited four WW1 memorials: the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing', currently being restored by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in preparation for the Commemoration of the Battle of the Somme, the Welsh Memorial at Mametz Wood on the Somme, the Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge and the German Military Cemetery at Neuville-Saint-Vaast.
The day in Paris included conquering the Eiffel Tower, calling in to see the Mona Lisa and saying a prayer at Notre Dame. The Paris-by-night tour culminated in a spectacular viewing of a sparkling Eiffel Tower. Magnifique! One hundred years ago the Valley of the River Marne saw ferocious cannon fire and shelling. Today, the noise is made by children at play and by the dazzling, stunning, fabulous fireworks display in Disneyland Paris. Quel miracle!
The students will have benefited enormously from a stay abroad in the company of their peer group and dedicated teachers.
Mr D. Greaney