Lower School French Trip

At the start of half-term a group of First and Second Form pupils enjoyed a few days in Normandy.

Leaving school at 5am, we arrived at the Château de Chantereine in time for supper and evening activities. The following day we went to Dieppe where we learned about the history of the town, went to a crêperie and had some time to spend in the market. The afternoon was spent in Rouen, and after a town tour, we had some free time when we were drenched in torrential rain. In the evening we did archery.

On Sunday, we went to Arras. We had a tour of les Boves, which are underground tunnels constructed in the 10th century, wandered around the town and undertook a challenge to buy the most ‘French’ snack we could in our groups whilst working to a budget. From Arras we went to the Vimy Ridge memorial and trenches. We called at an ice-cream parlour on the way back. Supper that night included frogs' legs and snails for the more adventurous.

On Monday, it was an early start to get to Calais via a chocolate factory and we arrived safely home at 1800.