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Friday 29th June

We have just left the chateau to visit the chocolate factory on our way back to the tunnel. It has been a brilliant week and we are very proud of all the children. Updates on timings will follow. See you all later!


Thursday 28th June

We've just had a fascinating morning at the snail farm and we are now heading to the beach at Le Treport. We are looking forward to a trip on the funicular railway and ice-cream on the beach.


Wednesday 27th June

We have had a long but educational day with all of us learning more about WW1. Jack has been particularly impressed with the knowledge the children have. They have been incredibly well behaved and respectful, despite temperatures hitting 32 degrees this afternoon. We are now heading back for dinner and showers!



Another beautiful day has dawned. After waking everyone up at 7.15am, we had breakfast and packed our lunch ready for a day on the battlefields. This is always a thought provoking day and I know some children are hoping to find relatives named on the Thiepval monument. We'll let you know later how the day has been!


Tuesday 26th June

We are now heading home after a culture filled day in Rouen. The children have been brilliant - Jack, our leader, has commented on how mature and interested the children all are. It has been a hot day but everyone has drunk plenty and applied suncream.  They have all used their French buying ice-cream and souvenirs.  The journey back is about an hour which gives us an hour to chill before dinner and French games before bed.


After a good sleep and a big breakfast, we are heading off to Rouen for the day. Sun cream has been applied, hats are on heads and water is plentiful - it should be a hot day!


Monday 25th June

It's now 2103 French time and the children are in the showers getting ready for bed. It's been a long day with the children enjoying Nausicaa, the beach and their first chance to use their French speaking knowledge to order ice-cream! They all are a 3 course meal and played Mini Olympics on the field after dinner. We are all looking forward to a day in Rouen tomorrow

We arrived safely and are now enjoying lunch on the beach! Updates to follow


Travel arrangements for France 2018

Monday 25th June

Children to arrive at STANTON Primary School no later than 4.15am (I will be there from 4am).  The coach will leave at 4.30am - we won't wait for anybody!

The children will be provided with a light breakfast when we arrive at the tunnel.  The tunnel crossing is booked for 8.20am following check-in at 7.30am.  We should arrive in Calais at 9.55am (French time) when we will head to Nausicaa and lunch on the beach!  This is a relaxed morning and we will head over to the Chateau to arrive by 4pm.

Friday 29th June

We will leave the Chateau at 8.45am after breakfast to head for the chocolate factory on the way back to the tunnel.  Our crossing time is booked for 2.20pm.  We are due to arrive back at WALSHAM School for 5.30pm.

Packing List

Toiletries (no aerosols)

Shorts, T-shirts

Hoodie / warm top

Spare pair of shoes

Long sleeved top and long trousers

Waterproof jacket

Plastic bag for dirty washing

Bath towel

Sunglasses, sun hat and sun cream

Pyjamas and slippers

Named water bottle

Small backpack


Book or playing cards for quiet time

Money for souvenirs and ice cream - £10 in English max, 50 euros max

All belongings to be named. Please make sure bags have a luggage label on with school name and child’s name.  No mobile phones or electronic games.

Trip Activities - other activity details to follow!

Monday - travel to France with a trip to Nausicaa Sea-life Centre, Bolougne-sur-Mer.

Tuesday - Rouen

Wednesday - WW1 battlefields

Thursday - snail farm and Le Treport

Friday - A visit to La Chocolaterie de Beussent in Boulogne-sur-Mer.  Travel back to School.


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