Notre visite au Château

We had no sooner returned to school in September when 21 pupils from Years 8 to 11 plus Mrs Browne, Mr Murray and Miss Gerrard set off to spend a week at Château de la Baudonnière in Normandy, France.

For several pupils it was their first visit to France, for others their first time away without their parents and for definitely everyone their first time to milk a French goat!

Pupils enjoyed a fabulous week of 100% immersion in French whilst doing climbing, canoeing, fencing, bread making, initiative exercises, archery, aero-ball and the extremely muddy assault course.

Visits included a trip to the Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum and the British War Graves Cemetery at Bayeux, opportunities for shopping and a memorable visit to the Chèvre Rit Farm where we met all the goats and learned how goat’s cheese is made. One goat took a particular shine to Vincent in Year 11 who reported “This is the happiest I’ve ever been!”

Our pupils grew in confidence, enhancing their vocabulary and grammar whilst having fun and creating memories to be treasured.

Libby, Year 11, Head Girl said, “It was a trip I will never forget – making new friends, overcoming fears to try new activities and also getting prepared for our French GCSE whilst having a great time.”

Becky added, “It was just like the best trip ever!”

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