Year 5 French Trip
In May Year 5 visited the Mayenne region of France. Highlight of the trip included a visit to a boulangerie where they made croissants, a visit to a goat farm where they sampled the cheese, a trip to a medieval castle and fencing!
On 18th May 2009 St Gabriel’s Year 5 went to France for a week. They stayed at Chateau Beaumont in the Mayenne region.
We had to get up at 4.30am and get to school by 4.50am. I was really tired! We got on the ferry at 8.00am and sailed at 8.30am.
On our arrival at Chateau Beaumont we were told which dorm we were in. I was in Napoleon along with Lucy, Lauren, Chelsea, Lauren, Eleanor, Lucy , Olivia, Madeline and Camilla.
We went to the market on the 2nd day and i bought a beeswax candle, a crepe and some ass milk soap. We had activities in the afternoon – team games, French role play and ‘nightlive’ which is an obstacle course which you do blindfold.
The next day we went to a bakery in the morning where we made some croissants and ate pain au chocolats. We stopped at a park to have lunch.
In the afternoon we went to a goat farms and fed the goats and tried some cheese and asked questions.....in French.
On Friday we went to the Mont St Michel, and then got the ferry back to England. We arrived at school at 10.30pm. I was very happy to see my mum.
IT WAS A BRILLIANT WEEK!
Maddy Ashman’s Diary of Thursday 21 May (her favourite day)
Today we did fencing, team games, ICT and visited a castle. The castle had lots of history, and was very well made. It is so old that some of the castle is not able to see. We did a worksheet and took loads of photos. One of the towers looked like Hogwarts!!!
At 2.15pm we did games. First fencing. It was really fun and we dressed up in baggy clothes. The helmet looked like a bee hive! We learned some simple positions and then had a match with a partner. I was with Esther and won 5-1! Then we did ICT. We had to write about the trip in French. We were in threes and I think we’ll get it back! Then we did team games. Some with parachutes and others with balls. With the balls we played bowls. We had to get our ball closest to the small orange ball. Me and Charlotte, team trios, won the game with 3 points-yey!
P.S For lunch we had a picnic at a park with deer and strange breeds of birds. For dinner we had garlic bread for the starter, pasta for the main course and chocolate mousse for dessert. Mmm!