France Trip 5th to 9th March 2018
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Friday 9th March 2018
After a morning of shopping at the weekly market in Ville-d’Eu, the children will be having a picnic lunch at Coquelles. They will then travel back to Folkestone via the Channel Tunnel arriving in school around 4pm (traffic permitting). Bon Voyage!
The Market in Ville-d’Eu.
Thursday 8th March 2018
The children all had a good night’s sleep last night and are well rested. After a picnic lunch in Arras, today they will be visiting the WW1 battlefields and Memorial in Vimy Ridge. After dinner tonight there will be a disco to celebrate the children’s last night in France.
The twin pylons viewed from the southern side of the memorial.
The figure of the grieving father is seen in the lower right corner.
French and Canadian flags flying at the Vimy Ridge memorial.
Wednesday 7th March 2018
This morning the children will be taking part in Archery, Fencing and Climbing. They will be having lunch at the Chateau and will be making croissants this afternoon. Yum!
We’ve just got pictures of the children practising archery and visiting a goat farm. There are more of these new pictures on our Gallery page.
Tuesday 6th March 2018
Here are some photos of our guided tour this morning of the local port town of Dieppe. As you can see, we were fortunate to have some sunshine for our visit.
Monday 5th March
The school group have now arrived at their chateau where they will be staying, and will be unpacking before we all sit down for dinner.
Update on 5.3.18 at 18:00
33 very excited Year 6 children left this morning for their very first residential trip to France. They arrived safely In Calais around 2pm and have just finished their visit to the Sealife Centre in Boulogne-sur-Mer. They are now on their way to the Chateau which you can see on the left.
Update on 5.3.18 at 15.39
Nausicaa Sea Life Centre – Boulogne-sur-Mer
Here’s a picture of the whole group enjoying the Sea Life Centre.
And here are some of the attractions.
These are African penguins on Nausicaa’s Penguin Beach.
And here’s a turtle.