At the end of each tour we ask the participants to complete an evaluation. Here is a sample of what they have said – secondary school students, teachers and adult travellers:
“Excellent – helped put facts and places into context. Thank you.” Teacher, academy school, Kent, July 2014
“I found out what life was like in the trenches.” Year 8 pupil, academy school, Kent, July 2014
“The best day in my life!” Year 8 pupil, academy school, Kent, July 2014
“I most enjoyed the Last Post Ceremony because it was very emotional and a once in a lifetime opportunity. A thoroughly enjoyable day.” Year 9 pupil, East Sussex academy school
“We had a taste and a varied picture which gave us an insight into the happenings and conditions that went into the First World War.” Choral Society member, East Sussex, June 2014.
“A most enjoyable and informative trip – difficult to know how it could be improved! Choral Society member, East Sussex, June 2014.
“Essex Farm and the other cemeteries left a slightly different impression, and I also found Bayernwald trenches really interesting.” Choral Society member, East Sussex, June 2014.
“Experience of a lifetime. The trenches gave you a good idea of how the soldiers really lived.” Year 9 pupil, girls’ academy, March 2014
“Eventful, fun and educational – seeing how many people were fighting in our war.” Year 9 pupil, girls’ academy, East Sussex, March 2014
“A great learning experience that allowed me to pay respects to the fallen. I really enjoyed it.” Year 9 pupil, academy school, East Sussex, March 2014
“Consolidates students’ understanding and increases their awareness of the human cost and experience of the war.” Teacher, mixed independent school, East Sussex, February 2014
“A fun-filled interesting day, and I learnt a lot.” Year 9 pupil, mixed independent school, East Sussex, February 2014
“Laying the wreath at the Last Post at the Menin Gate was very emotional. It was a great day and I would like to do it again.” Year 9 pupil, community college, East Sussex, February 2014.
“The Flanders Fields Museum was very interesting and it was surreal to see al the pictures and historical pieces such as soldiers’ uniforms.” Year 9 pupil, independent school, East Sussex, March 2014