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Year 6 in France

8th June 2018

Reaching the pinnacle of their time at The Manor, the Year 6 pupils have had their last residential visit: a fabulous trip to France. 

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Bleary-eyed but brimming with excitement, we set off very early on the Monday morning (4.30am!) to get to Portsmouth and catch our ferry to France. Our crossing was smooth and six hours later we were firmly on French soil, making our coach journey from Caen to the PGL centre in Ambrières-les-Vallées. This picturesque village in the heart of rural France was the perfect setting for our action-packed week. 
The sun was shining during all our activities (canoeing, climbing, and fencing) and all the girls (and staff!) practised their French, putting on their most beautiful accents to try and impress the locals at the market and in the shops! During the trip, the girls had a chance to see in their original historical settings the D-Day landings beaches of WWII, more specifically the Canadian base at Juno beach, as well as walk in the footsteps of William the Conqueror at the Bayeux Tapestry. 
What a fantastic French adventure we have all had! Merci et au revoir…
Madame Spikes
Head of French

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