Year 7 French Trip

01 Oct 2014

A truly moving morning and then all things French- goats, snails and frogs!

Our first day in France and we were greeted by blue skies, sunshine and a truly French breakfast, including delicious pain au chocolat and ham and hard boiled eggs! With packed lunches on board, we set off for Arromanche where we visited the D Day Museum, getting a fascinating insight to the planning and the building of the harbour and floating piers which made the landings possible. The 360 degrees cinema then provided a very moving and thought-provoking insight into the Battle of Normandy.

Next we travelled along the beach to the American cemetery at Omaha, and walked down to and up from the beaches. The serenity and beauty of the area was difficult to match to the footage we had seen at the cinema.

For the last part of our day, we visited a working goat farm and a totally different learning experience. Some time was spent getting up close and personal with the 30 youngest goats, followed by a short film showing us how the goat farm runs and then how the cheese is made, which was all fascinating. The tasting session finished off our visit, favourites included half mature, one with sweet peppers and the garlic and herb version.

For supper we got to try the much anticipated snails and frogs legs, initial trepidation was followed by exclamations of 'They are actually really nice!' 'They just taste like chicken' and an occasional 'Urgh, that is disgusting.' The empty plates were though, a sign of their general liking of the delicacy.

A quick but lively quiz followed supper, and then after a tiring day it was time for a slightly earlier bed time to catch up on some well-served sleep for all of us.