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Y5 go to Normandy

Year 5 travelled to Normandy, in France, on an educational trip where we learned lots of French and had lots of fun. After a smooth journey through the Eurotunnel we first stopped at the boulangerie to make croissants!

bakery shop bolangerie

making croissants

When we arrived at the gite, there were many animals to see including quail and alpaca.

alpacas at French gite

On Tuesday we made our own butter from cream from the farm itself – this was hard work but we enjoyed the results with our bread later that day.


On Wednesday, we visited the home of famous author Maurice Leblanc and solved a mystery on a tour of his old house.

museum visit in Normandy

Afterwards, we went to a snail farm: there were so many snails! Each year they produce two and a half tons of snails. Most of us tried some snail bread too.


On Thursday we visited our penpals in their school. We played lots of games to get to know them better and even had sack races.

This prepared us well for the delicious chocolaterie where we discovered how chocolate is made. It was yummy! Friday meant home time but not before a trip to the market where we bought flowers, cheese and fidget-spinners!

normandy trip

We had an amazing time in France and learned so much about life in another country.

Year 5, Mr Dove and Mrs Davidson

Visitors to St Gabriel's quickly recognise that this is no ordinary school. Parents are always impressed by the sense of purpose and enthusiasm of the talented, committed staff and the confidence of the extremely happy pupils. We offer girls the opportunity for a seamless journey from Nursery through to Sixth Form, with our boys leaving us at the age of 11 for their senior schools.

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