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Y6 French Trip

‘Going to France was the most amazing experience…….each day was awesome!’

On Monday morning we travelled by Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais and stopped off for lunch and a trip to Nausicaa in Boulogne. After an undersea experience we headed to Le Pre Catalan PGL Centre in Hardelot where, amongst great excitement, we learned about our room allocations and then unpacked.  After dinner, we made and ate our own crepes – c’est magnifique!

After breakfast on Tuesday morning, we headed off on a coastal walk, via the woods, and then clambered up and down sand dunes – that was hard work! Once we had reached the beach we played in the sand and then walked along the beach to return for lunch. Our afternoon visit was to a goat farm where we kneaded dough, held baby goats and even milked the nanny goats. We also wrote and performed songs about goats before leaving with our ‘bread’ to eat later. On the way back to the Centre we stopped off at Etaples Military Cemetery.

Wednesday was also a great day. In the morning we went to a snail farm where we were told about the life cycle and eating habits of snails; we were given the opportunity to hold live ones before eating snail pate and drinking snail juice (it was lemonade really!). After lunch, we had our second sortie into the neighbouring woods where we played games and built shelters amongst the trees covered by tarpaulins. The challenge was to build the most waterproof one; this was well tested by Mr Garrard who emptied a bottle of water over them.

Thursday was our last full day so we packed a lot into it. After a hearty breakfast, we visited the market at Le Touquet. It was a gloriously sunny day and we enjoyed meandering around the stalls shopping for our lunches, and for presents and souvenirs to take home.  After making, and eating, our lunch we went to the chocolate factory where we learned how chocolate is produced and tasted some – delicious! And to cap the day off – in the evening we took our buckets and spades to the beach and made sandcastles.

Friday was our going home day, and we were all sad. We walked into the town of Hardelot where we visited a biscuitier – we watched them make the biscuits and then we sampled them – yummy!  We said our goodbyes and thankyous to the PGL staff and watched the Minions movie on our way to Calais before boarding Eurotunnel again and heading home.

We will never forget our time in France.

Mrs Vaughan

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