‘Moving’ experiences at Normandy’s beaches

History brought to life: Pupils from Long Sutton's Peele Community College explore a German bunker, which line the cliffs overlooking one of Normandy's beaches.
History brought to life: Pupils from Long Sutton's Peele Community College explore a German bunker, which line the cliffs overlooking one of Normandy's beaches.
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NORMANDY’S beaches became the classroom for pupils from Long Sutton as they explored the history of the D-Day landings.

Almost 50 youngsters from years nine, ten and 11 from the Peele Community College travelled to France as part of a four-day trip.

During that time they visited the landing beaches used in Operation Overlord and stopped to pay their respects at cemeteries for fallen British and American servicemen.

The pupils also laid wreaths and crosses, which had been donated by Long Sutton’s branch of the Royal British Legion.

Mark Twigge, head of humanities, said: “The pupils were moved by the experience and it put what they have today into perspective.”