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Junior School pupils enjoy their trip to France

46 children and 6 members of staff enjoyed the 2013 French Trip. Staying in the Somme area, they took part in a variety of activities where they were able to practise their French on a day to day basis.

Children enjoyed a town trail around the town of Rue and visited the local market where they bought souvenirs and perfected their French. They also visited a snail farm and tasted snails in garlic butter. On a visit to a goat farm, children discovered how goats’ cheese was made. The talk they listened to was all in French and Madame Thorpe was very impressed with how well they managed to translate everything. Continuing the food theme, a visit to a boulangerie gave the children a chance to learn how French bread is made and they all had a go at shaping croissants.

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One of the days was spent visiting The Somme. In the morning they went to The Somme Museum in the town of Albert where they learnt all about World War I. Later that day they visited Newfoundland Park, which is the Canadian War Memorial. The children went into the trenches and experienced what life would have been like as a soldier in the war and also looked at the various weapons and equipment that soldiers would have used. The children laid a wreath provided by the British Legion and the whole experience was extremely moving.

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Evening entertainments included a quiz and a disco which all the children (and staff!) enjoyed thoroughly.

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What a wonderful trip!