2011 Trip BLOG
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June 20th 430pm
Really good journey - arrived at Chateau safely - weather a little wet but hoping for sunshine tomorrow.
Everyone ok - sorting rooms & settling for evening.
An early start! All slept well and there were smiles all round at the first wake up call.
The day started with a special birthday breakfast for our birthday girl Evie.
Happy Birthday Evie!
Phew the sun is shining and we're off to enjoy a day of activites.
A good first day of activities for us today.
enjoyed talking to an American Officer.
feed the goats, learn how the cheese is made and taste some the cheeses made at the farm. enjoyed a swim before dinner and are now looking forward to 'It's a knock out competition' later. It will then be time for free activities, time in their rooms and journal time before bed. Ready for another packed day tomorrow!
feed the goats, learn how the cheese is made and taste some the cheeses made at the
enjoyed a swim before dinner and are now looking forward to 'It's a knock out
competition' later. It will then be time for free activities, time in their rooms and
journal time before bed. Ready for another packed day tomorrow!
Despite a fun but late night, everyone was in good spirits at breakfast. The weather
is a little showery but the children are looking forward to Bayeaux, spending money
in the market, going to the beach and making biscuits.
We had fun at our Its a knock out competition last night where we had to do
activites as a team.
Another fun packed day today, which has been enjoyed by all.
at the Chateau, where we saw the famous Bayeux Tapestry. Then we went on a train
tour around the historic town and looked at the amazing Cathedral and headed into
the centre, to visit the Market. I'm sure'll all you parents will appreciate your lovely
lunch on the beach. We were lucky that the sun came out so we could paddle, enjoy
some beach games and have an ice cream.
Then we visited the biscuit factory, where we practiced our French, saw how the
biscuits were made and made some of our own. They were delicious!
looking forward to a disco tonight and some free time where we can spend some time
together and meet up with the new friends we've made from other schools staying at
we can't wait to get to Paris tomorrow.
All had fun at the BBQ and disco last night. The children also enjoyed tasting frogs
legs and snails. They were definately ready for bedtime lastnight and all slept
soundly. In fact it was a little tricky getting them up this morning. Everyone is
packed and excited about our trip to Paris, breakfast was lively with much
Tonights accomodation has been changed to another Travelbound Hotel, Acadie
Gonesse Hotel, which is entirely appropriate for a school party.
A fantastic day was had by all yetsterday in Paris, where we enjoyed the sights,
climbed the Eiffel Tower and relaxed around Monmartre. Tasty crepes went down
well whilst soaking up the French atmosphere and we had fun practising our french to the locals.
We stayed in a lovely hotel where we enjoyed dinner and slept peacefully.
We are now all very tired but have had an amazing time. We have just set off for
our return journey and are looking forward to ice creams on the beach in Boulogne.
All being well we are due back at school as planned at 6.30pm - see you there!!
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Monday 20th June
- 5.45am: Arrive at school for departure to Folkestone (Eurotunnel)
- 4.00pm: Arrival at Chateau Du Molay for evening activities which include swimming and karaoke
Tuesday 21st June
- American Cemetery at Omaha Beach
- Chevrerie Du Mensil Goats Cheese Factory
- Swimming and evening activities
Wednesday 22nd June
- Bayeux to see the Tapestry, Cathedral and Market
- Arromanches to see where D-Day Landings took place and the Mulberry Harbours that were used
- Les Sables d’Asnelles- Biscuit Factory and shop
- Swimming and evening activities
Thursday 23rd June
- Travel to Paris
- Afternoon/ evening in Paris: Eiffel Tower, Tuileries Gardens, Notre Dame, drive around Arc De Triomphe and down Champs Elyses
- Dinner at Restaurant
- Evening visit to Montmarte, Place Du Tertre and crepe tasting.
Friday 25th June
- Visit Sacre-Coeur
- Depart Paris
- Stop at Boulogne for lunch and beach games.
- Estimated arrival back at school: 6.30pm