News from Form 6 during their trip to France

A message from Miss Griggs regarding Thursday

A relaxing last day with a bit of shopping at the local market, fun and games on the beach and then off to the Goat Farm which I think we all agreed was a bit smelly!

To round off the day we had a game of ten pin bowling which was very competitive. Congratulations Mrs Brown.

An update from France with news of Wednesday's activities

Today has been a very memorable and interesting day of History. The sun has shone and the children have listened attentively to the stories of the Great War. We set off to our first destination Wellington Quarry. This is an old quarry underneath Arras that was used by the allies in WW1. We were all surprised it was once home to 24,000 troops!

We then had our lunch in the sunshine at the Thiepval Memorial with its iconic archway, followed by a walk around the cemetery and memorial with time to reflect on the lives of those that were lost and inscribed on the walls of this great monument.

At the Newfoundland Park Memorial, the only remaining WW1 Battlefield, we were able to walk through some preserved trenches and experience the front line from the Battle of the Somme. Our guide was brilliant and spoke with such conviction, it almost moved us to tears! We then visited a Fricourt German Cemetery to see the contrast.

In Peronne, we visited the Historial de la Grande Guerre to examine WW1 artefacts, and were then treated to a lovely meal in a local restaurant. Another really good day which has been very thought provoking and the children have shown respect and consideration throughout.

Tuesday's news from Miss Griggs

We have had a lovely day in Boulogne exploring and learning about the city. Some were even brave enough to climb up the steep steps to the top of the Belfry and admire the view. The sun was shining so we were able to eat our lunch in the Town Hall gardens once the tour had finished. The Nausicaa was a hit with Form 6 and they especially enjoyed the Sea Lions and Sharks. We took the opportunity to play on the beach before heading home to enjoy another scrumptious dinner and a chance to let off some steam at Laser Quest.

Monday's news from Miss Griggs

We woke to a rather damp misty morning, however we were all looking forward to the day ahead. The first part of the day was spent brushing up on our French conversational skills followed by a language trail around the town of Montreuil. One of the groups were fortunate enough to witness the VE day ceremony and procession.

We then ventured off to the l’escargotiere and learnt how the farm worked. The children were able to handle the snails and then sample the associated cuisine, with a variety of responses! We finished the afternoon with a visit to a local boulangerie which used modern and ancient methods for making bread. The children all enjoyed kneading the dough and making croissants.

Although extremely cold and windy, as true brits at the seaside, we soldiered on and had a game of mini golf on the seafront at Le Touquet.

Sunday

We had a good journey to Le Touquet and have settled into the hotel. Everyone enjoyed the evening meal followed by a stroll to the park.

Looking forward to making our croissants tomorrow and sampling a little French delicacy.