St Mary's Church of England Academy

Here at St. Mary's we provide the highest possible quality of education, underpinned by our Christian ethos and values however we pride ourselves in the fact that we are mixed faith with a rising number of multi faiths through our school

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!!