Normandy 2018

Fifty nine Year 9 students have been enjoying the French culture in Normandy for five days.

On the first day students went in team to a local market in order to buy fresh products to prepare their own lunch. Back at le Chateau, they prepared their two course meal and presented them to the chief. Team ‘Bob l’éponge’ was the most impressive and won the competition with their vegetables sandwiches and their dessert made of ‘chouquette’ (French sweet buns) and fresh strawberries and whipped cream! In the afternoon we visited the famous ‘Bayeux tapestry’, the British cemetery and the impressive Bayeux cathedral.

On the second day, we visited the German Maisy battery (a former trench used in the Second World War), then we went to the American cemetery. In the afternoon we went to Arromanches to watch a moving 360 degrees movie about the D-Day, and had a nice stroll on the beach. In the evening students competed in the famous ‘egg protector’ game and again team ‘Bob l’éponge’ shone by being the only team having their egg unbroken. One of the students enjoyed breaking it on their teacher’s head.

On the third day we visited the second most visited monument in France: Le Mont Saint-Michel, under a beautiful sun. Well done to team ‘Gagner’ who managed to win the treasure hunt around the site. In the morning we had a lot of fun visiting a local goat farm. We all tried some tasty goat cheese and some courageous students even tried to act as a vet, a hair-dresser and a farmer. A particular well done to Alessio who milked the goat and was the only one to taste fresh goat milk. Yummy! On top of this very busy day we had a disco night in the evening and we saw some great dancers. On the last day we started our journey back home with a stop in the pretty town of Honfleur!

We arrived in Leicester with great memories to cherish, new friends we made and for most of us, the desire to visit again in the future!