This tour looks at the Allied Liberation of Belgium in 1944, including visits to an original Bailey Bridge and a Sherman Tank.
This tour departs from the school and overnights on the North Sea Ferry to Zeebrugge. It then spends the day visiting the WW2 Battlefields along the canals of Belgium, visiting bridges, tanks, museums and cemeteries before returning to Zeebrugge for an evening departure and return to Hull. This tour is ideal for giving students a taste of the WW2 battlefields in Belgium.
KS3 National Curriculum – The Second World War and the Holocaust
OCR GCSE Syllabus – War and British Society 1790-2010
EdExcel GCSE Syllabus – Warfare and British Society c.1250-present
OCR A-Level Syllabus – British Period Study – Britain 1930-1997 Churchill
Specialist Battlefield Guide. For larger groups we have two guides per booking
Travel by coach from your school
North Sea Crossings
Entrance to all museums and sites
We depart from school, arriving in Hull at 4.30 pm ready to board the 6.30pm crossing to Zeebrugge. We have our evening meal on the ferry and enjoy the facilities available on board before spending the night in our cabins.
Included meals: Dinner
After arriving in Zeebrugge and an early breakfast on the ferry, we collect our packed lunches and continue our journey into Belgium.
Our first stop of the day will be at the For Freedom Museum in Knocke-Heist. Here we see life-size reconstructions portraying the liberation of Belgium and discuss the history of this period. Students will also have the opportunity to handle WW2 objects and equipment.
Moving on, we will look at the battlefield along the canals in this area, visiting an original Second World War Bailey Bridge, and seeing where the Canadians attacked German forces in a concrete bunker line using flamethrowers and assault boats. Here we have our lunch.
We then visit the nearby Adegem Canadian War Cemetery, where we look at the fighting for Belgium. We talk about the commemoration of those who fell in the Second World War as we visit the graves of British and Canadian service personnel who died here in 1944. We will also see an original Sherman Tank, which is now a memorial, enabling us to discuss tank warfare in WW2.
After this we travel back to Zeebrugge and board the ferry ready for our 7 pm crossing. We have our evening meal on the ferry and enjoy the facilities available on board before spending the night in our cabins.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Adegem War Cemetery
For Freedom Museum
After arriving in Hull we have an early breakfast on the ferry before continuing our journey back to school.
Included meals: Breakfast
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