Last week two students and one member of staff were fortunate enough to go on the First World War Centenary Battlefield Tour Programme organised by the Department for Communities and Local Government. Over the next four years its aim is to send representatives from all secondary schools over to Belgium and France to see for themselves the impact of WW1. We visited both Commonwealth and German cemeteries and Memorials during our four day visit. Places we had heard of when doing our background reading suddenly came alive as we visited the Passchendaele and Flanders Museums. The area around the Somme showed how soldiers were at a disadvantage because of the flat land. Tyne Cot Cemetery was magnificent in the early morning sunshine, but when you looked around at the headstones it bought home just how many men lost their lives fighting for their country. Students laid a cross at the grave of a local soldier from Willenhall J.W Cox a Driver in the Royal Field Artillery who was just 25 when he was killed on the 25/10/1917. Students also took part in a workshop called ’Coming World Remember Me’ commissioned by the Flanders Government where pupils created a pottery figure which will eventually form part of a memorial to the 600,000 killed in Flanders during the First World War.