At James Gillespie’s we have a proud tradition of leading excursions to the World War One Battlefields of Belgium and Northern France. For students this trip deepens understanding of the conflict and allows them to connect with the past.  It is open to S3 History students.


The dates for this year’s trip are Friday 27 April – Friday 4 May 2018.

Full payment for the trip has to be made by Friday 2 February 2018 via ParentPay:

Please find links below with information for the Trenches Trip in April 2018.

  1. Essential Information
  2. Provisional Itinerary
  3. Deposit Letter September
  4. Packing and Check List 2018
  5. Code of Conduct 2018
  6. Information Evening Presentation 2018

A one-hour information evening was held for the trip on Wednesday 21 March 2018 at 5.00pm in the Forum.  Information on the trip is included in the links above.

Relatives’ War Graves

You can find the location of graves by visiting the Commonwealth War Graves Commission at

Print off the details and give to your child to give to me. Or you can email me at by Wednesday 18 April 2018. We will try our best to fit in a visit to the grave during our visit.