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Students set out on French trip

Nearly 50 students will set out on their trip to Normandy in France tomorrow.

Nearly 50 students will set out on their trip to Normandy in France tomorrow.

The residential trip will give students in Years 7, 8 and 9 the opportunity to discover the area’s history and culture and take part in recreational activities.

They will also have the chance to try out their French and say a fond farewell to our Academy’s first French Assistant, Mathilde Briaud, who has just left us to return to France where she will study to become a teacher.

Mathilde has played an important role here in lessons, Session 4 after school groups and helping to prepare students for the Regional Final of the Modern Foreign Languages Spelling Bee.

She said: “I’ve enjoyed my time here. It has been the best two years of my life.

“My studies are the first step towards my dream job of teaching in England or New Zealand.

“I will miss the staff and students at Corby Business Academy.”

Modern Foreign Languages Director Karen Turney said: “Mathilde was our first French Assistant at CBA and we will always have a special place in our hearts for her.”

During the trip the students will also visit the 360 degree Cinema, the remains of Mulberry Harbour in Arromanches and other Second World War sites.

They will also go on a day trip to Mont Saint Michel, a Gothic abbey, visit a French market, go bowling and see the Bayeux Tapestry.

Staff hope to tweet during the visit from the Academy’s Twitter account at @corbybusinessac

(Pictured, above, are students in France on last year's trip and, below, is CBA French Assistant Mathilde Briaud)