Students from Selby High School visited the Battlefields of France and Belgium over the half term holidays. It was certainly an action packed visit giving students the opportunity to sample for themselves what life would have been like in the trenches; more so as this year’s trip was slightly earlier than usual and involved a lot of mud! We visited Tyne Cot, the largest of the Commonwealth cemeteries, Beaumont Hamel, Thiepval, Vimy Ridge as well as some excellent museums. New for this year was a visit to the Christmas Truce Memorial at Ploegsteert more commonly known as “Plug Street”. This was the site of the famous football match marking the unofficial truce which took place on Christmas Day 1914.One of the highlights of the tour and a very proud moment was when three of our students laid a wreath to pay our respects to soldiers who died during the Great War at the Menin Gate in Ypres. Students were given free time to explore the beautiful towns of Ypres and Albert. As was expected, the standard of behaviour was exceptional and our students were a credit to the school.