Year 7 and 8 pupils enjoyed a French and cultural trip to Brittany, taking part in a varied range of visits and activities, immersing themselves in the French language and culture. Throughout the trip the pupils sampled different local restaurants each evening, including the ‘Breton’ Crêperie. This gave them an opportunity to practice ordering food in French and gave them insight into French cuisine.
On the day of arrival the boys and girls familiarised themselves with the local town of Bégard, where they were based, and had the opportunity to watch the national winner of a French apprentice breadmaking competition work in his family bakery, enjoying trying some of his many creations. Pupils then kayaked on the sea around the islands in Port Blanc.
Saturday consisted of a guided tour of the medieval town of Dinan and a visit to the buzzing market at St Brieuc, where pupils honed their French in a busy shopping environment. On Sunday, the Year 7 and 8s visited Mont St Michel, a stunning 11th Century Abbey, where they took part in a treasure hunt to work their way around the island before heading to visit the walled port city of St Malo and an aquarium just outside the city.
Finally, the last full day of the trip saw the boys and girls visit a speciality biscuit factory before taking part in a sunny coastal walk, in beautiful scenery, between Perros Guirec and Ploumanach. Overall, an extremely enjoyable visit, full of interesting experiences for everyone involved.