Year 6 trip to Château de Warsy
Sixteen Year 6 children, accompanied by Mrs Slatter, Miss Raymond and Miss Turner enjoyed an educational visit to France, where we stayed in wooden pods in the beautiful grounds of Chateau de Warsy (Picardy, France)
It was a very early start to our trip (5:30 am); thankfully, everyone arrived on time so we could catch the ferry at Dover on time. During the trip we visited Paris enjoying our packed lunch overlooking the Eiffel tower; this was followed by a sight-seeing river cruise soaking in the historical and cultural city sights.
Later in the week we went to the chocolate factory, which went down very well. There was a fascinating demonstration on how the chocolate was moulded and shaped.
When we visited a nearby market town; the children had the opportunity to show off their French language skills, as they made their chocolate drinks orders only speaking in French.
The most memorable day for many children and the teaching staff, was the trip to the battlefields of the Somme. The class had put together a wreath to lay at the commonwealth war memorable. The experience had a very personal significance to one of the children on the trip as she had discovered through research, that her great, great, great grandfather’s names were inscribed on the memorial wall. This was a poignant and a moving experience for us all.
On the return journey a stop at a French bakery was welcomed by all. Here the children had the chance to see the workings of a French boulangerie. They rolled the dough to make their own croissants and fresh bread.
All in all it was a packed but very informative trip across the channel.