Fabulous summer trip to France…
FRENCH TRIP TO CHÂTEAU DE LA BAUDONNIÈRE, NORMANDIE 7 – 13 AUGUST 2016
Our annual French Trip to ‘the Château’ was another great success. Twenty-two Year 5 pupils with five members of staff set off to Portsmouth in the early hours of Sunday 7th August.
We crossed the Channel from Portsmouth to Caen/Ouistréham and headed south west into the depths of rural Normandy. The Château and grounds are very beautiful. We had a wonderful week and the children and adults all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The weather was almost perfect and the varied activities, including a visit to a local market (le marché de Villedieu) and a goat farm (Chèvrerie), kept the children happy and well-focused.
The food was delicious and everyone had the opportunity to taste ‘escargots’ at dinner for the ‘soirée française’. The week passes quickly and the children’s confidence in communicating in French grows.
We look forward to welcoming the children and parents to our ‘French trip Celebration evening’ on Monday 19th September, in the Dining Hall. My thanks go to my brilliant team: Mrs Salmon, Mrs Hopkins, Mrs Chiverton and Mrs Clarke.