France Trip 2014
Notre voyage scolaire en Normandie
Year 9 staff and students have just returned from a 4 day trip to Normandy in the north of France. This is the annual residential trip to France that all Year 9 students, along with a range of staff undertake every year. The first day was action packed, with the journey across the Channel in the Eurotunnel and the first day of activities. Students arrived at the Château in the evening and sampled typical French cuisine, such as les grenouilles and les escargots – frogs’ legs and snails!
Each day was packed with activities, such as bread making in a picturesque bakery, sampling apple juice at a farm nearby and enjoyable activities at the Château. They also visited historic sites such as the American Cemetery, Omaha Beach (one of the D Day Landing beaches), as well as the British and German Cemeteries. In addition, they visited the world famous Bayeux Tapestry in Bayeux, which depicts the events leading up to the Norman Conquest of England, and culminating in the Battle of Hastings.
Students also had time to relax in the evenings, and activities included a disco and a night at the bowling alley! Both staff and students had a fun-filled trip and have great memories of their time in Normandy.