French Trip June 2014
31 new Year 8s travelled to France's Opal Coast on Saturday 28th June. We first visited a traditional bakery where the students learnt how bread is made and tried to make croissants themselves – the baker was a bit scary but they learnt all the French words for the ingredients! We then drove to Hotel Sables D’Or at Stella Plage. After dinner, the students played in the sand dunes nearby.
On Sunday we first visited the 2nd World War Museum at Ambleteuse and 6 students won prizes for completing the questionnaire – Ibrahim I., Nathan W., Amani H. and Aminah H., Jacob L. and Ismaaeel G. won the prizes – a very useful la France lanyard. We also watched a short film about the D Day landings, which was especially poignant so close to the 70 year anniversary. We then drove to Boulogne old town for some shopping and after a picnic lunch in the park, we visited Nausicaa Sea Life Centre where the highlights were the sharks, the turtles, the sea lions and the very smelly penguins. In the evening we went to Le Touquet for a game of mini golf and ball games on the beautiful sandy beach on a lovely sunny summer’s evening. Wesley T. was turned into a mermaid made of sand!
On Monday we spent most of the day at Parc Bagatelle before catching the amazing huge new Spirit of Britain ferry home.
C’était une excellente visite scolaire en France!