Bo'ness pupils to take part in WWI commemoration

Two S3 history pupils from Bo'ness Academy are set for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to France to observe the centenary of the Battle of Arras at Scotland's commemorations.

Friday, 7th April 2017, 11:21 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:23 pm

Organised by WW100 Scotland, students Louise Wilson and Ellie Marshall are among 72 pupils representing each local authority in Scotland selected for the five-day trip. They will be accompanied by their History teacher Ms Diane Fraser.

The Scottish pupils will be joined by a matching number of French and Canadian students at a memorial service at the Faubourg d’Amiens Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Arras on Sunday, April 9, where they will lay a wreath on behalf of the nations that fought together and place poppy crosses on graves.