A group of two dozen 17-year-old British students will visit Hiroshima to attend the annual August service marking the anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city, to gain a unique perspective on the issue of conflict.

The students and four accompanying teachers are from the Boswells School in Essex, east of London, which won a national competition for the all-expenses-paid trip, courtesy of an innovative education project called “Their Past Your Future” led by the Imperial War Museum in London.

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