Mrs Rostron with this trip report:
“Last week Mrs Collins, Mrs Stevens, Mr Manifould, Mr Cawley and I accompanied 40 Year 7s and 8s on a lovely trip visiting the D Day beaches and other attractions of Normandy.
The journey commenced at midnight on Sunday and after 17 hours by coach, we finally arrived at our destination, the village of Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer. The pupils were delighted to see that the hotel was right next to the beach and the first evening was spent there.
On the first day, the pupils visited the famous Bayeux Tapestry and then a caramel factory where they had the opportunity to see the caramel being made as well as to sample many different types. The factory was kind enough to give every pupil a free goody bag which were immediately consumed on the coach back to the hotel! The pupils had a quiz that evening – congratulations to team ‘Caviar’ for being the winners!
The second day was spent visiting the D-Day beaches: we spent time at Arromanches-les-Bains and the American Cemetery. A competitive game of rounders ensued on Omaha beach with Mr Cawley’s team narrowly missing out on victory after some fantastic fielding by my players.
The next day it was time for home! Pupils arrived back at 11pm, tired but happy. A big thank you to the pupils for being impeccably behaved throughout the trip. They were outstanding and it was an extremely enjoyable few days!”