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Rothesay pupils pay tribute to First World War victims

Rothesay Academy pupils pictured at the Menin Gate, ready to lay a wreath as part of the daily ceremony remembering those named on the gate's memorial.

Rothesay Academy pupils pictured at the Menin Gate, ready to lay a wreath as part of the daily ceremony remembering those named on the gate's memorial.

 

Pupils from Rothesay Joint Campus laid a wreath at the famous Menin Gate in Ypres during a visit to Belgium to learn more about the First World War.

The 37 Academy pupils visited the Passchendaele Museum, Tyne Cot cemetery - the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the world - Thiepval Memorial, Lochnagar Crater, the Vimy Ridge memorial, Dozinghem cemetery, the Sanctuary Wood museum and the German cemetery at Langemark.

During their trip they located the names or gravestones of several men from Bute who died during the war, while four members of the party - Emily Guy, Chloe Rae, Conor MacDonald and Jamie Murray - carried a wreath on behalf of Rothesay Joint Campus at the Menin Gate ceremony, held every evening at the famous monument in tribute to those who fell in defence of the town.

* Full coverage of the school’s visit to Belgium in the July 11 edition of The Buteman - on sale now.

 

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