Somme Heritage Centre Visits 2014

On Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th December Grosvenor’s form three pupils were afforded the opportunity to visit the Somme Heritage Centre in Newtownards as part of their study into World War One in History.

The centre examines Ireland’s role in World War One, focusing in particular on the role of three local volunteer divisions: the 10th and 16th Irish Divisions, as well as the 36th Ulster Division.

The visit saw pupils transported back in time to 1910 and the Home Rule Crisis, while they also learned about recruitment for the war, training, and the reality of life in the trenches.  Highlights on the tour included experiencing life as a World War One soldier through reconstructed Somme Trenches and visiting a recruitment office where pupils were “signed up” for the war.

On behalf of its third form pupils, Grosvenor wishes to thank everybody at the Somme Heritage Centre who provided such an informative and educational series of tours during the week. 

The school looks forward to returning to the Somme Centre for further visits later in 2015.

Grosvenor pupils Jamie Brogan (left) and Daniel Armstrong get fitted out at a World War One recruitment office during their visit to the Somme Centre in December