English Lit Tours

An exclusive offer to participate in a free English Literature battlefields tour.

An English teacher and two students from each participating secondary school will travel with colleagues and peers from other schools across England on a four day tour of key locations associated with the poetry, novels and plays of the First World War.

‘I have been lucky enough to participate in several battlefield tours but this was by far the most effective. The combination of literature and history provided an extremely rich and valuable experience that will be treasured.' Teacher feedback, Oct 2017

The inaugural tour departed on Friday 27th October 2017 and was a great success! Since then we have run many English-focussed tours to great acclaim! The groups will stay for three nights in good quality school hotel accommodation on the outskirts of Ypres in Belgium.

All state-funded secondary schools who have not previously taken part on our FREE programme are eligible to travel. These very special tours are in high demand, so early registration is strongly advised.

More details about the tour and how to book can be found below...

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Booking Form

Tour highlights

Read more about what to expect from the English Literature tour

Taking In The Scale

Key information

Key information about how the tours works, who should attend and how to book.

Orientation using programme maps

English Tours Core CPD

Go to this section to get access to our core online CPD programme for the English Tours which is made up of three modules.


Tour Participant Writing

Once students have completed their tour, they are encouraged to submit a piece of writing, in any form, to capture their learning or experience on the battlefields.

Independent work at Caterpillar Valley

English Lit Tours - NATE article

“This is the first tour in the programme which is geared towards literature rather than
history, and is ideal for any school working on the literature of war, whether at KS3, KS4
or KS5.”

Read the full NATE article by clicking the link below...


Institure of Education [Logo] First World War Centeneary [Logo] Best Educational Product [Logo] Education Award

Department for Education [Logo] Department for Communities and Local Government

Commonwealth Wargraves Commission [Logo] Guild of Battlefield Guides [Logo] Lives of the First World War [Logo] BBC News School Report [Logo] NSI [Logo]