Bonjour a tous! Last Friday, Year 7 went to Boulogne for the day and it was an excellent trip. The 5.00am start was early for everyone but it was worth it for the sunny day ahead. It was no time at all until the coach arrived at Dover and everyone got on the ferry to Calais. Once we had time to settle and agree on a meeting place, we went off to explore in our groups of four. There was an arcade and a few restaurants as well as shops.
Once the ferry arrived in Calais it was time to go to the first stop at the chocolate factory. There the owner showed everyone how they made chocolate but the best part was when he gave everyone freshly made chocolate to try. After the shop, it was time to go to the old town of Boulogne which was surrounded by a massive wall. Once everyone had looked around and practised their French it was time to go to a shopping centre where there was a hypermarket and a not so French, McDonald’s! At the end of the day on the long coach journey back home everyone had chance to think of the wonderful time they had all had in France.
By Harrison Scott Duncan and Max Hastings
Following the visit Mrs Stokes received an email from the driver of the coach saying:
“It was my pleasure to take Year 7 to France on Friday 5 July, I would like to comment on your pupils’ behaviour. I have been driving coaches since 1974, some 39 years and I have never had such nice and polite students on my vehicle. They were all a credit to your academy and it would give me great pleasure in taking them out again. They had great respect for my coach in keeping it clean and tidy thus making my job a lot easier on my return to my depot. They were quiet when on the coach and seemed to respect the teachers in charge obeying all instructions. Therefore please pass on to them my best wishes and I look forward to taking your pupils out in the near future.”