Ypres Trip 2017


We’re going on a trip in our favorite rocket ship…

3rd of March 2017

Firstly I woke up at 5:00 am and had a bath, I also drank my tea. I said my prayers and left the house with my dad. We arrived in school at 6:00 am, there were loads of people there when I say people I mean year 8’s.  I saw my friends and went up to them and we realized we were going on the same coach, there were 2 coaches and the one we were going on was Coach 1. Alyssa was taking lots of pictures of us 3 but I couldn’t because I didn’t want to waste my battery since I didn’t have a portable charger.

The teacher stood near the door way of the coach asking for our names. I was sitting next to my friend Elouisa, we became friends quite recently. It was still dark outside and finally we left to go to our destination. We were quiet at first since we didn’t have anything to say and then she called Aliesha (our friend) and she said she was getting ready for school. I sent all my streaks on Snapchat this morning because the highest streak I have is 31 and I definitely don’t want to lose it. We left our school at 6:30 am.

On the way there one of the boy whose called Jude was sick on the bus so we got out of the bus so people could stretch their legs and go to the toilet. Me and Elouisa went wandering around the shops and we felt like we needed to go back and we saw people going out of the door and I thought ‘that was nice, they could have left us behind’ we quickly jumped on the bus and ate my breakfast. It took us like 2 or 3 hours and probably more to get to the boarders. The border between England and France, I think.

The teachers had our passports so we had nothing to worry about. After that we went inside ‘Le shuttle’ The pictures are down below obviously they are not the coaches we went on or the cars these are just the pictures I found on the internet.

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They said you weren’t allowed flash photography but I accidentally used flash photography because I didn’t realize so. The reason was because it would set the fire alarm but when I did it didn’t set the fire alarm. If you don’t know what a shuttle is, it is when we go under the sea but we can’t see the sea through the glass, hopefully that made sense. Anyway we went inside the coach after like 45 minutes. After that we went through France to get to Germany. I never knew that the France drove on the left side of the cars while we drove on the right side of the cars. Like people always says ‘you learn something new everyday.’

On the way to our destination our tour guide gave us some weapons to look at, there were guns, grenades and other weapons. We finally reached our destination, there was a small cat outside the coach and people were surrounding the cat and stroking it. it was so small and cute. We passed the cat and went to the cemetery and saw loads of graves some of the graves were British, American, French and Chinese. The only women who died and was buried here because not many women died in the war.

We went to see where the Germans had died and our tour guide said that 20 people were under the stone and altogether there were 40 thousand, they also  had to buy the land so they could burry the German soldiers. We also stood where Hitler and his soldiers were standing. We also went to a museum and saw what the soldiers had to wear and what the trenches were like for them, there were other schools there too. A boy got lost and the teachers had to go and look for them. But don’t worry they found him in the end.

We ate our lunch and went to different graveyards. After that we went into a restaurant and ate a piece of chicken and some chips, the only hot meal they provided for us. We also had some ice-cream and that was our lunch finished. Then we walked to the chocolate shop, and many people only came to buy some chocolate. I don’t blame them. there was a man inside the shop and he gave us a 10% discount. He told us if we buy a golden box and a chocolate bar and something else we could get a gift, the gift was marshmallows. He told us if we bought these things to go line up and so I did so after that I wanted to buy more chocolate but the teacher told me to stand outside…

We also went to a building in silence to remember the soldiers who fought in the war. This German lady was speaking German told us to step back so she could take some pictures but obviously we didn’t understand a word she was saying. The photos are down below…

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One person from our school went down the middle to lay the reef (I think that’s how you spell it) Then it was a long journey back to England. Elouisa kept laughing making me laugh and the teachers said that a security guard and a dog will be coming inside the coach. The coach came through the middle of the coach sniffing everything it could. After that the teachers gave us our passports and we went outside so the people inside the building could see…

It was 1:00 am when we arrived to our school and I was so tired and my bones were aching I am so happy that I took pictures of me and my friends because I hardly have any pictures of me and my friends. Anyways i hope you guys have an amazing day and i’ll make a post tomorrow with all the pictures i took.



4 Comments Add yours

  1. taklives says:

    I love it! I’ve been there aswell, it is such a lovely place and the ceremony is very special xx ps. love your blog

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    1. Maria.x says:

      Thank Youxxx I’m glad u like Ypresxx Dou like their chocolate??xxxx


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      1. taklives says:

        Yess ofcourse! I love any kind of chocolate actually ;P (#addicted) Xx

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      2. Maria.x says:

        Same herexxx

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