Long coach ride to Dover, ferry across the English channel to Calais and another long journey by road and finally, we were there! The journey was long and tiresome, but the pupils going on our French visit were excited. The weather was superb, and so was their behaviour.
On Tuesday we visited a boulangerie, where Eric demonstrated bread-making. We tasted the gorgeous bread, having selected our own choice of tasty toppings.
The Bayeux Tapestry is on everyone’s list to visit and the local people and the tourists commented on how well the pupils from Boroughbridge behaved.
Arromanches is the home of the 360° cinema; the children really enjoyed this new experience.
One of the highlights of the visit to the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer. Here, the pupils coped admirably with the heightened security and again, other visitors commented on the excellent behaviour of our pupils.
At Chévres de la Saffrie, Year 7 had the amazing opportunity of milking the goats – this was very popular and a hands-on-experience that will be in their memories for a long time.
Of course, visiting another country with school is not just a fun-packed holiday with friends. This is a valuable opportunity to experience another culture, try different foods – yes, we did eat snails – and most importantly, speak to the local people and practise our French language skills.
The staff had a wonderful time too and it is with great pride that we thank our Boroughbridge High School pupils for making the visit to Normandie so special. Your behaviour at every place we visited and every experience that we enjoyed together, made us very proud of our school.