Year 6 trip to Normandy

Wednesday 13 June 2018

From Monday 21 – Friday 25 May, Year 6 went to Normandy in France.

The group left school with a coach full of exhilarated girls, very excited at the prospect of the week ahead!

They travelled by coach and ferry from Portsmouth to Ouistreham. The girls had a great time on the ferry as there was a children’s entertainer who organised a quiz and a disco.

They arrived at the hotel in a little village called Asnelles-sur-Mer, overlooking Golden Beach. It was magnificent to wake up to sight of golden sands stretching for miles and the sun reflecting on the sea!

On Tuesday, the girls visited the WWII sites including the American cemetery and the sombre German cemetery and the Pegasus Bridge museum, where the girls saw the original bridge and the gliders that were used to liberate it. They also visited Pointe de Hoc. As the weather was beautiful, the girls were able to spend some time on the beach making sand sculptures together.

The group spent Wednesday at Bayeux. They enjoyed exploring the market in the morning and then the Bayeux Museum where they saw the famous Bayeux Tapestry.

On Thursday, the girls went to a goat farm for the morning! They were able to taste the organic goats’ cheese and then milk the goat themselves. After lunch, the girls made organic bread. There was lots of flour flying around and messy hands! The group ended the day eating crêpes in the grounds of beautiful gardens, set in the middle of the French countryside.

Before setting off for their journey home and another fun disco evening on the ferry, the girls were shown how the biscuits in a tiny village shop are made. Shhh it’s a secret recipe! Needless to say, the girls spent almost all the last of their money here buying some delicious biscuits to take home as gifts.

Thank you to the staff who organised such a fantastic week.