Year 7 Study Visit to Normandy June 2019

More than 260 Year 7 pupils took part in a study visit to Normand in June 2019. As a school we have been visiting Normandy for many years but in 2019 every Year 7 study visit who takes part in this visit was linked with a French pupil of the same age. Our students had already sent a letter and Christmas card to their pen pal and we have already received postcards from France. Every pupil had the opportunity to visit a French school and attend some lessons. In addition we visited a number of World War 2 landing beaches and monuments, such as at Arromanches, Gold Beach and Merville. We visited a goat farm, sweet factory and did a number of activities together such as bowling. On one day students took part in a ‘market mission’, whereby they were given some Euros in order to buy their lunch, prepare it in a group and do a presentation in French to the rest of the group. We consider that all Year 7 students had an authentic experience of France, improved their French and  gained more self-confidence and had fun!