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Mike McKay, a teacher at Eaglesham School, leads a group of students to a nearby field during a previous Night in the Trenches. The students spend a night in the trenches to learn about the hardships of war.

Under the northern stars, students remember the fallen

Night in the Trenches is a Remembrance Day event 
that gives students a glimpse into what war is really like

On the evening of Remembrance Day, 15 students from Eaglesham School will march to a field on the outskirts of their hamlet to dig chest-deep trenches. Then they’ll pull their blankets around themselves and try to sleep. The Night in the Trenches — a tradition at the K-12 school since 2008 — is the brainchild […] Read more