King's St Alban's

15 June

Year 6 France Trip

Year 6 enjoyed an action-packed six days in Normandy last week. Having learned French at KSA since Reception, this was a great opportunity for children to practise what they had learned and especially at the local markets.  Visits to Mont St Michel and the Bayeuex Tapestry offered memorable cultural opportunities and the highlight for many was the 10km sand walk across the bay (and through some quick sand!) to Mont St Michel.  The children shared a ferry to Caen with a number of World War Two Veterans and this made the visits to the beaches at Arromanche and British Cemetery at Bayeux all the more poignant.  The children enjoyed trying French cuisine including snails on the last night, whilst a day at a local chateau, where all the instructions were in French, gave opportunities in bread making, archery and the very popular aeroball.  This was a fantastic trip culturally, historically and linguistically.