We arrived back late yesterday from the trip to Normandy. As always, the students were a credit to the school, and it was a great pleasure to be with them – their enthusiasm (even in some pretty awful weather) was wonderful to see, and their eagerness to speak French was most encouraging. We went on some very interesting visits and everyone threw themselves into activities at the chateau ranging from bread-making to circus skills and a treasure hunt.
40 excited students were off to France early this morning to stay at Chateau de la Baudonniere. While they are there, they will take part in a variety of activities at the Chateau itself and go on visits to the local market, the world-famous Mont St Michel, the equally famous Bayeux Tapestry and the World War 2 Normandy landing beaches. They will be using and improving their French while they are away -we expect it to be chilly, but we are all really looking forward to our visit to la belle France!
We are safely back from an extremely successful and enjoyable trip with Year 9. Highlights included Mont St Michel and Saint-Malo as well as Parc Asterix, where Nina, Val and Dorothy went on some very scary rides, as did all the girls. They also liked touring a champagne cellar in Reims, but the top attraction for the girls was the makeup shop Sephora, where they spent a grand total of 1105€!