Teresa from 9.1 reflected on the trip:
"During the trip, I learnt more about how and why the Death Railway was built, and how the Allied prisoners of war and Romusha (Southeast Asian labourers who were forced to work for the Japanese) were treated during its construction. I was especially shocked at how POWs and Romusha were still forced to work even if they were sick with serious illnesses. Even though I had been to the part of the Death Railway before, I was still amazed at how people were able to cut out massive chunks of the mountain with only a hammer at Hellfire Pass.
On the second day, we attended the Remembrance Service. We had small roles to do; such as handing out water to soldiers and selling poppies. I spoke an important sentence in the ceremony as the representative of Regents’. I felt honored to represent us at such a significant event and to meet Mr. Archie Dunlop; a 95 year old veteran of World War Two."