What a fantastic week our Year 7s had on their residential trip to Normandy where they greatly enjoyed the French landscape, food and culture. It was an action packed week where they visited a caramel factory to learn more about how it was made; visited a farm where in addition to seeing the animals, they were able to learn how goats cheese is made; and they also had the opportunity to visit an orchard and find out how apple juice is produced. They visited the UNESCO world heritage site of Mont-Saint-Michel and we spent a day discovering the narrow streets and delicious ice cream of this ancient fort which could easily give Diagon Alley a run for its money. Being the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings the pupils saw the beaches and the cemeteries of the soldiers all beautifully preserved and a fitting tribute to the many who sadly lost their lives. Our final day found us at the very impressive La Cité de la Mer where we looked around the nuclear submarine ‘le redoutable’ alongside an aquarium that stretched over three floors. All in all it was a wonderful experience and a great way for the children to practice some French.

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