The Baradene College students placed a wreath on the grave of a New Zealand soldier named John King in a cemetery in northern France. He was executed because he deserted. He was the first New Zealand soldier to be executed during WWI.
French students from Lycee Professionnel Jean Mace in Chauny, France and New Zealand students from Baradene College of the Sacred Heart in Auckland at the WW1 exhibition in the Imperial War Museum in London. The students looked at the exhibition together.
Students from Lycee Professionnel Jean Mace in Chauny and Baradene College of the Sacred Heart in Auckland, standing in front of the New Zealand War Memorial at Hyde Park Corner in London. A little wet from the rain but enjoying making friends on their first day together.
Mr Gallop is our French language teacher who is coming on our trip to France. In the photo he is wearing the Trip Shirt that we have all been given by the travel company "Defining Moments". It has the Shared History logo on the arm of the shirt and our school name, as well as the "silver fern", a national symbol of New Zealand.