Last week Form VII got the opportunity to experience the Normandy way of life in situ! Together with Mrs Howard, Mrs Jones, Mrs Smith, Mr Southwick and Mr Gross, the children crossed the Seine river on the impressive Pont de Normandie before stopping for a boulangerie ghab nearby in Honfleur, stayed in an excellent accommodation right on the beach in Merville-Franceville, above Caen, baked their own bread in an organic bakery, discovered how to make goat cheese and tasted samples of them, learnt about the D-Day landings at Le Mémorial in Caen, paid tribute to Major Howard and his men who took Pegasus Bridge on June 6th 1944, admired the Tapisserie de Bayeux, re-enacted the Débarquement on location at Arromanches under the command of General Southwick, visited the Mont Saint Michel, shopped in Saint Malo and had diner in a crêperie before buying their own lunch on the market in Deauville. They also found time to use their French as much as possible and having a lot of fun. View more photos on Facebook!
There is never a dull moment on the continent, just like at school!
Report by Nicolas Perronnet