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Year 7 Cross The Channel

Students left England to practice their French in Molay.

We left CBA at roughly quarter past seven on Tuesday morning.

We lined up in our groups and got on the bus - our parents waved us goodbye – we were on our way to France!

We arrived at the Chateau du Molay late evening; we were welcomed in, took our luggage to our rooms and then went to the dining room for our dinner. After that everybody went to their rooms for a good nights sleep.

On Wednesday we did all sorts of team activities, puzzles and brain teasers.

Thursday morning we went off to the site of the D-Day landings. We watched a 360 degree cinema film about D-Day, and how the allied troops landed in France to help the French against the Germans in the Battle of Normandy.

On the way to le Mont St Michel we stopped off at a nice beach where there was a market, an ice-cream stall, shops and a World War II museum. Le Mont St Michel was a fortress built by the French to protect their country from invaders and was occupied by monks. Now it is mainly a museum but there are hundreds of small closely knitted shops in the middle of the fortress. If you wanted to get to the top of the fortress you could take the short steep route via the shops or the longer scenic route via the edge of the fortress walls - at some points it was a long, long way down.

We then spent a fun afternoon at the beach playing team games. We had to get up very early on Friday to get breakfast and get our luggage onto the coach. On the way to the Ferry we stopped off at City Europe for some last minute shopping.

It was great on the ferry. I went up on deck and watched as the waves’ crash against the boat and in the distant I could just make out the white cliffs of Dover.

The French trip was fantastic – Merci Madame Bennett.

Article by Year 7 student Javon Adamson