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Students Have a Taste of France

Fifty students crossed the Channel to Normandy this term.

Fifty students crossed the Channel to Normandy this term.

The impressive Chateau du Baffy was the location for the five day trip which took in the sights of the region.

Students visited a number of famous sites in the region such as the 360 degree cinema in Arromanches, the guns at Longues-Sur-Mer, Omaha Beach and the American cemetery.

The Bayuex tapestry and the Mont St Michel were also on the itinerary as well as Alligator Bay.

Students were encouraged throughout the trip to practice the native languages while ordering French delicacies.

Director of Languages Karen Turney, who accompanied the students along with Felicity Cornish, Vivienne Wayman, Andy Duncan and Amy McKay, said: “It was a great trip and we had wonderful weather – apart from when we visited the beach.

“Students made good use of their conversational French and we were complimented throughout the stay on their manners.”

Matthew Ford said: "The French trip was amazing. I loved the bowling and the French market. It was brilliant being able to utilise your French skills in their own country.
It was also fun on the beach (despite the rain). I did find it was strange ordering food in French but gave it a go. We we went to the bayeux tapestry and I loved the audiobook as it explained everything in superior detail."  


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