Year 8 MFL Students Explore Normandy
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Our annual Year 8 MFL visit to France took in all elements of life on the continent, as students spent several days touring the north-west of the country.
The first stop on the journey was to the fishing village of Hornfleur, where students (and staff!) enjoyed some crêpes and ice cream – their first introduction to French cuisine. On arrival at the Château du Molay, some enjoyed a dip in the swimming pool before everyone got together for an exhilarating game of ‘It’s a Knockout’ to round off a wonderful first day.
The following morning, the group re-boarded the coach and headed for Bayeux, where they visited the marketplace to practise their language skills on the locals. Of course, they couldn’t leave without going to see the Bayeux Tapestry and cathedral for a quick History lesson! After a busy day, everyone let their hair down with a Karaoke session.
A trip to a goats’ cheese factory and a chocolate factory on the same day ensured that every student had the opportunity to sample the very best kind of French food, before students also had a go at eating the delicacies of frogs’ legs and snails – with varying degrees of success!
Finally, they visited several sites linked to World War 2, including the American Cemetery, Omaha Beach and Arromanches.
Head of MFL Ms Hindley said: “This year’s trip was a wonderful mix of French culture, history and language and students had the opportunity to experience so many different elements of life in France.
“Everyone was so enthusiastic throughout the trip and took full advantage of being there to practise their language skills at every opportunity. We had the best time and hopefully made some lasting memories along the way.”
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