Friday 25th May 2018 @ 10:53
We have learnt about the history of France and the chateau. During the Second World War our accommodation was occupied by the Germany army. We got to handle pieces of shrapnel, smoke bomb casing and saw an air raid siren on the top of the town hall . When we stopped by the war memorial we heard about the bravery of the people in Rue during its occupation by the Germans.
In the town we saw one of the oldest buildings in France and heard about the origin of the phrase ‘daylight robbery’ from the time when people were expected to pay a window tax. It looked just like a building that you would find in JK Rowling’s Diagon Alley.
We read Roman numerals on the side of 15th and 16th century buildings and heard stories about how valuable salt was during the time of the crusades. We were lucky to hear the story of Joan of Arc and how in the 1920s she was made a saint by the Pope.
We spent our euros in la bolangerie patisserie and the cafe. The children independently used their French phrases. Some of you will have some very warm cream cakes or even a once intact baguette to look forward to!
Now we are off to lunch.
Friday 25th May 2018 @ 07:46
The children slept well and have enjoyed their final French breakfast. We are off to explore the town after our cases are loaded on to the coach. They have made a good attempt at their packing but there is a large amount of lost property which we will bring back for you to have a look through.
Thursday 24th May 2018 @ 18:14
Some of the adventurous eaters amongst us sampled snails and frogs legs for dinner! If that didn’t appeal there was vegetarian mozzarella burgers or pork with chips. This was accompanied with salad, vegetables, bread and cheese. For pudding there was apple tart.
After tonight’s evening activity of Olympic Games the children will attempt to pack everything back into their suitcases as tomorrow we need to vacate our rooms before breakfast and our tour of the Town Rue.
Thursday 24th May 2018 @ 11:43
This morning it has rained a lot but the children have still enjoyed their activities.
Due to the rain that is forecast for this afternoon, we have decided not to attend the beach but are going to head to the supermarche and the the musee du chocolat. The children are looking forward to spending their euros.
When we return to the chateaux we will have dinner and hopefully, wether permitting, take part in a mini olympics.
Wednesday 23rd May 2018 @ 16:30.
Some small video clips can be seen on the year 6 class pages.
Wednesday 23rd May 2018 @ 13:31
Today the fun has continued. We have tried fencing and rifle shooting.
We had jacket potatoes, salad, chilli, cheese, fruit and yogurts for lunch and after dinner are off on a scavenger hunt.
Again the children are making us proud by keeping our school values. They are persevering, supporting each other, getting themselves organised for activities, keeping their bedrooms immaculate ready for daily dorm inspections and most of all enjoying themselves on our French adventure.
Tuesday 22nd May 2018 @ 18:02
We have celebrated Esha’s birthday with chocolate cake and a campfire is on the way.
Tuesday 22nd May 2018 @ 13:54
Following a lunch of sausages, potato wedges, ham, salad, baguette, croissants, fruit and mousse, this afternoon’s activities are underway. The children are either rafting, on stand up paddle boards, crate stacking, coming down a zip wire or trusting each other on a blind trail.
This evening we will be building a campfire.
Tuesday 22nd May 2018 @ 11:27
So far the children have abseiled, staked crates, fired arrows, whizzed down a zip wire and tried their hand at climbing.
They are making us proud and displaying our values of ASPIRE in all that they do.
Now we are off for lunch.
Tuesday 22nd May 2018 @ 09:57
Despite thunder and lightning on arrival all slept and eating well.
Now to enjoy their activities.