The staff and students are safely en-route, more information will be added later.
Update 2pm - The staff and students have arrived safely and are off on their first visit.
All have spent the afternoon and early evening on some important sites of the Somme Battlefield. a much bigger area than many imagine.
First stop, looking over part of the Somme Battlefield:
Devonshire Trench, explains itself:
In the Devonshire Cemetery:
CWCG cemeteries are intended to look like an English garden would:
Bray Cemetery, where we found a relative of Miss Bates, killed by a shell whilst queuing for his dinner:
Welsh Memorial, Mametz Wood:
The group are now off to Albert for an evening meal.