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Why schoolchildren are being sent to WW1 battlefields

20 May 2014 Last updated at 07:38 BST

A project starting on Tuesday will see the government pay for two children from every secondary school in England to visit World War One battlefield sites in Belgium and France.

It is hoped it will give them a deeper understanding of the conflict which they will share when they return home.

Robert Hall accompanied students on one of the first tours.