It is almost a scary thought to look at how long ago it was when I was last at school. I won’t lie and say it was the best time of my life, it wasn’t easy at all. I was bullied by peers and teachers a like and left me with insecurities I probably still suffer with till this day. However, with that said it wasn’t all doom and gloom, I made some great friends; friends I am still in touch with to this day and I made good memories, as well as the bad. Perhaps some of the best revolve around school trips and the more fun memories you get to make during your school years.
During Primary School and Secondary School and even while I was off school in hospital I was lucky enough to take some fantastic trips around the UK and even into Europe, that left lasting memories and in some cases impressions on me.
Going back to Primary School, perhaps the most memorable trip was to the Isle of Wight. It had it’s bad points (they didn’t book enough rooms and I ended up being unlucky and sleeping on the floor) and it’s good points, like getting to see some of the beautiful sights of this pretty Island and all the history that lays there.
In secondary school I got to visit France, Wales and Guernsey, with the most memorable trip being one which took us through France and Belgium. We spent time going around some of the battlefields and graveyards of the fallen soldiers. This trip in particular even allowed us to be privileged enough to be at Menin Gate in Ypres on Armistice Day, the feelings and sights of this trip will most definitely remain with me forever.
One thing that doesn’t exist of these trips is digital photos; back then cameras were mostly film based and so while I have photos in albums, those online are few and far between. I can imagine school trips these days, in some ways are very different.
There is one thing for sure though, no matter what trip you go on, be it a school sports trip, history trip or exchange, there are memories to be made and experiences to have.
Do you have any special memories from school trips?