Bienvenue en France!

Tuesday 12 July 2022

Last Thursday, 170 year 7 and 8 pupils enjoyed a three-day residential to the Opal Coast In Northern France!

As part of the trip pupils were immersed in local traditions. They visited Boulangerie Le Fournil for a traditional bread making demonstration and tasting. Those with a sweet tooth enjoyed the visit to P&J Chocolate Factory taking part in a chocolate making workshop and & also loved the biscuit making demonstration as part of the tour. We were impressed with pupil understanding of the demonstrations in French. Pupils explored a local snail farm and enjoyed an aquarium visit at the Nausicaa Sea Life Centre. In Boulogne, pupils walked around the Old Town and they also explored the local town of Le Touquet, visiting the beautiful beach on the coast. We were proud to see their learning in practice when pupils ordered sweets, cheese and baked goods in French!

Mirhan in year 8 said - "It was amazing! I enjoyed the bakery because they spoke about how it was passed down the generations and it was really interesting to listen to."

Jack in year 7 said - "First of all, it was very exciting to go to a new country and the teachers were really nice on the trip. The activities we did were really fun and also I liked the free time, when we relaxed with our friends - playing outside the villas."

Ms Chapman, French Teacher said - "I was so proud of the enthusiasm with which our pupils spoke French and took part in new experiences. It's an invaluable cultural experience for our pupils and it was a joy to watch them grow in independence".

We look forward to hearing about the year 9 residential to Paris next week!