Thursday, 7 March 2013

France - Day 3

A later start this morning with a more leisurely breakfast..  We walked into the village of Criel Sur Mer and chose a postcard to send home.  On the way back we called at the local patisserie where we had to choose a cake each out of an amazing choice; too many to decide!!  With our cakes and pastries boxed up we visited the local cider farm and learnt about the process of making apple juice, cider and brandy.  They had a very friendly cat who was keen to join our group! 

A lovely brisk walk to the coast to have our lunch on the pebbly beach.  After sandwiches, crisps, fruit and a juice we ate our delicious cakes from the village patisserie.   Angus and Riannon, our brilliant Kingswood staff, then showed the children how to skim stones on the calm sea.

The weather has been so kind to us all week with lots of sunshine and hardly any rain!  We  then went to the local adventure playground to try and run off our cakes!.. 

You can take the children out of school, but you can't take the school out of the children!

 They still had to do literacy, but only for a short while, as they wrote their postcards home.

Back outside we played a traditional french game of Petanque followed by practising our circus skills of Diablo, juggling and plate spinning. 

It was then all back to the Chateau to get ready for our French night.  There was such an array of stripy tops and berets of many different colours.  Mrs Nicholls spent a lot of time drawing a moustache on the children with an eyeliner pencil, however Alex got into a sticky situation with a Pritt stick to apply his! 

Down in the restaurant for evening meal, the chef brought out traditional frogs legs and snails for us to try.  A  'bush tucker trial'!!  Matthew was the first to volunteer to eat a snail, cheered on by his classmates.  So brave!  After a real meal of spaghetti bolognese, the lights went out and Kingswood had arranged a Birthday cake for Daniel.  After a chorus of 'Happy Birthday', Daniel blew out his candles and made a wish.

It was off to strut our stuff at the disco.



1 comment:

Michelle Oakden said...

Have a great journey home on Friday Yr 5,we have missed you lots Soph,
Lots of Love Mum Dad & Tash xx