19 April 2017

Upper VIth French Trip

The UVIth enjoyed five days in Normandy practising their French.

They visited some famous WW2 D Day sites including Pegasus Bridge, Circular Museum in Arromanches.

They went to Rouen Cathedral where they visited the nearby site of Joan of Arch's martyrdom. The girls enjoyed a short shopping trip in the town of Rouen speaking lots of French as they bought crêpes and other treats.

At Caen the girls, in groups of 5, were tasked to buy their lunch with a budget of 5 Euros. The food ranged from moules, langoustine and boxes of strawberries and after eating they gave some of their food to the homeless. 

They also visited an architectural decorative pottery atelier and were able to make their own hand thrown pots which they glazed on returning to school. The workshop demonstration was entirely conducted in French. Afterwards they visited La Ferme De Billy and saw how Normandy Cidre is made and tasted fresh apple juice.

The girls played on ‘Sword Beach’ in the evenings followed by interview practise in French for their CE.

At Honfleur they had lots of fun on the ‘manege’ and ordering ‘glace’.

No Hanford tour would be complete without animals - There was a trip to a stud breeding farm where the girls met some beautiful horses.