An Anniversary to Remember!
Rested from their half-term, the Year 6 pupils embarked for a week in Le Clos de l’Ancien Pressoir, a château in Commes, Normandy. They practised their French, ate lovely (and, to them, sometimes strange) food, learnt a lot about history and did some sightseeing.
During the week, the pupils had French lessons to practise vocabulary that they then had to use and apply in real situations. For example, places and directions for a town quiz, fruits and quantity to buy fruits in a market to make fruit salad, role plays to help ordering in restaurants for their lunches in a crêperie and likes and dislike for a cheese tasting!
They visited lots of interesting places, learnt a lot and got a sense of French life. In Bayeux, there was a tour of a French food market, a visit to the cathedral and the old town, lunch in a crêperie and the visit to the Bayeux Tapestry, assisted by an audio guide. The pupils were very interested to see face-to-face what they had studied at school.
Our guide made us relive history during our visits to Arromanches and Longues. The pupils learnt all about the floating harbour and the reality of the landings and were fascinated and moved when watching some original film footage of D-Day in a 360 degree cinema.
This year, one of the highlights of the trip was being in Normandy for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day as the children were fascinated to talk with veterans about their memories of that extraordinary day.
The pupils and staff did not want to leave. Parents, I hope you have received your “carte postale”!
« It was the best week of my life! I enjoyed everything, especially meeting the WW2 Veterans. » Amélie M.
« I loved everything. C’était super ! » Bronwen.
« The Bayeux Tapestry was fascinating and I loved the escargots ! » Yode.