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French Trip return

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.

Mrs. Crowson

Day 5

The long journey back begins, some of us are ferry tired (mostly the teachers)

Day 4

Today we learnt how to make bread and croissants at Boulangerie Berquier “Le Fournil”, enjoyed lunch by the seafront (despite the chilly weather), met some very charming penguins at the Nausicaa Marine Centre and watched how chocolate was made at Les Chocolats de Beussent. As an evening activity we had a scavenger hunt with various challenges, to which there were some very “creative” and “inventive” responses! (Ask the students to show you the videos).

Day 3

On day 3 we visited Artillery Wood Cemetery, Langemark Cemetery, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Sanctuary Wood (Hill 62 Museum), and the Memorial Museum Passchendale. During the evening, we had a meal at a restaurant and then experienced the very moving Last Post Ceremony at the Menin gate.



Day 2

Day 2 was a very busy day in which we visited Vimy Ridge, Tommy cafe, Newfoundland Park, Lochnagar Crater and Thiepval Memorial. We rounded off the evening with some traditional crepe making!

Day 1

After a fun filled coach journey (the sleep opportunities being the highlight), we made a snowy arrival, visiting; Ypres, ‘In Flanders Fields’ exhibition, cells and shooting post at Poperinge and Lijssenthoek Military cemetery.

Ecuador Expeditions, Summer 2015

Our Ecuador Teams have returned home after four weeks of both challenging and exciting time. See below their blogs and some of their comments about the trip:

Ecuador Group A
Ecuador Group A
Ecuador Group B
Ecuador Group B
Ecuador Group C
Ecuador Group C blog



“We met many of the local children and played football, made loom bands and gave many piggy back rides.”

“I think we all agree that it was a once in a lifetime experience.” 

“We were rewarded bythe beautiful view and our spirits were very high “
“All in all, it was fantastic – despite the challenging environment and many biting ants!”

“We have enjoyed a culturally enriching experience amongst the accommodating Tsa’chila tribe in the deep Amazon rainforest”

 “Whilst we were there, we met some extraordinary characters”

 “It was a truly inspiring trip, one that we will never forget and should feel proud to have completed.”