My Adopted Soldier Trip 2018

Aoife Ní Ghormain was selected to represent our province in “My Adopted Soldier Trip 2018” with her short essay on ‘Why I would like to represent my province and what World War One means to me’. This is a unique project which commemorated soldiers from the island of Ireland who died in WW1. She entered the competition as part of her History class.

Aoife was selected as one of 15 students from both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland who joined 15 students from Germany in a project and trip in June 2017 to remember soldiers from both sides who died in the Ypres region of Belgium in WW1.

Aoife was given the name of a soldier who died in Flanders from our province or country. She had to carry out research on her soldier just like students did on the first trip to the Somme in 1915 which is archived on the website