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Pupils visit Belgium to pay tribute to the fallen




Archbishop Sancroft Hogh School with the wreath they took to Belgium later this month. Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography
Archbishop Sancroft Hogh School with the wreath they took to Belgium later this month. Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography

A group of 47 pupils headed out to Belgium at the weekend to lay a wreath at the Menin Gate Memorial.

The pupils from Archbishop Sancroft School in Harleston travelled by coach as part of their First World War commemorations.

The Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing is a war memorial in Ypres, dedicated to the British and Commonwealth soldiers who were killed in the Ypres Salient of First World War and whose graves are unknown.

The trip followed a service at the school on November 9 for which the pupils decorated the quad with hundreds of poppies, silhouettes of soldiers and flags.

“The pupils found the service very moving and had been looking forward to the trip,” said Emma Johnson, school support worker.



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