Bonjour, France!

The annual Junior School French Trip

An excited group of Year 5 and year 6 students set off on the annual Junior School French trip to Northern France during October half term. After a full day of travel on the Friday, arrival at their home for the trip was much appreciated.

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Excited children got up on Saturday morning ready for a full day of activities. They had fun trying out their French speaking skills at the market in Boulogne before moving onto a farm where they saw how to make Goats’ Cheese. Everyone enjoyed sampling the delights on offer! Saturday night was the all-important disco – children (and staff!) had great fun eating treats and dancing the night away.

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On Sunday, the group visited the Beaumont-Hamel Memorial, for the fallen of Newfoundland, where our prefects laid a wreath. They also found it a fascinating, yet moving experience when they walked through the trenches. A trip to the Somme Museum in Albert and the Thiepval Memorial was also enjoyed by all. In the evening, everyone enjoyed a special French night – complete with berets, snails and crepes!

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Before too long, Monday arrived and it was time for the journey home, but not before calling into La Boulangerie Le Fourni to see how traditional French bread and pastries are made – what fun. The group arrived back at school, tired, but with many wonderful memories of a fantastic trip.

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Thanks to the staff who accompanied the children on the visit.