St Mary's Church of England Academy

'We promise to shine together.'

Let the light of your face shine upon us - Psalm 4:6

Friday 13th October

After being woken up at 4.45am (surprise), everyone got themselves sorted for our first day in France. We went through passport control and got a stamp in our passports and then found our coach. First stop was Arromanches where we had a breakfast of pain au chocolat and croissant, then we walked down to Gold Beach, the place of the British landings 6th June 1944. Miss Cooper told us a little about the history and then we had a bit of time on the beach. Next, we went to the 360º cinema where we watched a film and listened to the recollections of some of the survivors of the D-Day landings. 

Our next stop was Bayeaux. We had an audio tour of the Tapestry which depicted the Norman conquest at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, then we had a picnic in the park.

Finally, we arrived at Chateau Beaumont. We had a tour of the grounds then had a bit of free time before a delicious dinner of spaghetti bolognese with garlic bread, followed by icecream.

The centre staff played a game of "Would I Lie to You" with the children. It will soon be time for bed - I think everyone will sleep well tonight!!