France Trip 2018
Dimanche 24 juin
This morning, all the teachers woke us up with a wet suprise and a loud noise, followed by a five-minute water fight! After brushing our teeth, we changed into our comfortable clothes to have our delicious breakfast. We packed our bags for the amazing Aqualud and headed off, driven by magnificent Moe, our coach driver. On the way, we watched Flushed Away, which was suitable for our trip as we would be jumping in at the deep end.
When we got there, we were shocked by how colossal and triangular it was as normally swimming pools are rectangular shape! We went on the Magic River, Black Hole and Grand Canyon. Mrs Burns represented the school and went on the Twister (Toilet Bowl) and successfully conquered the challenge. The Black Hole swallowed us up in darkness, radiating flickering neon lights. Later, we heard the echoing, booming roar of the siren, which alerted us to the Wave Machine! We thundered in and stormed the beaches of Aqualud.
After two hours, we unfortunately had to leave and head back to the center for lunch: baguettes, drinks, cakes and crisps. After lunch, we split up and one squad headed into the center of town to a petit café to watch the England game. Although we missed the first half’s goals we enjoyed watching the football with locals and ordered a drink with our spectacular French. The other crew headed for the beach but got interrupted by Pikachu, unicorns, Disney characters and Peppa Pig. We had came across a French carnival! We joined in with the dancing and some of us taught the characters to floss. The beach group also had success with their French, ordering luminescent, mouth-watering Slushies. We regrouped at the beach and had yet another marathon football match.
On returning to the center, we dined on cheeseburgers and chips, and for dessert we had a fruity salad. Miss Singleton has told us there is a surprise this evening. We are waiting on the edge of our seats!
By Reo, Jacob, Archie, Katie, Sophie, Teo, Kimberley and Louie.
samedi 23 juin
In the morning, when we woke up, we were all rushing around trying to get in the shower first. We knew today would be packed full of adventures. Breakfast was truly scrum-diddly-dumptious: cholocolat chaud with coco pops, bread with confiture (jam), corn flakes and orange juice. Once we had breakfast, we set off for the fish market. There were a variety of different species of crustaceans and fish. We had to ask the sellers for the prices of these sea creatures. We almost forgot how to speak English as we were speaking French so fluently!
Next up, we went to the Boulogne market, which was packed with people, but we stayed in our groups and explored the wonders of the stalls in the square. Haribo, UFOs, cotton candy and Mentos were just a FEW of our favourite ‘species’ of sweets at this market. We also tried a brand new French cheese that Mr Ferguson bought that only a few children liked, but lots of us tried it.
When we finished our shopping spree, we had a very long journey to the boulangerie but we had the spectacular views of the green French countryside (and the DVD) to keep us entertained. At the boulangerie, there was a man with a stick and a lady. The man was very scary, but funny simultaneously, and we definitely now remember the ingredients for croissants! We also learnt how bread was made and we devoured a pain au chocolat and a croissant.
After that, we had another journey to the chocolaterie and the man there was very friendly. We learnt how to make chocolate but unfortunately Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompas were nowhere to be seen! We tried some praline chocolate which was both aesthetically pleasing and yumtastic!
After this action packed day, we returned back to Mont de Couppe and had a lovely dinner of tomato soup, chicken, potatoes and a dessert of chocolate eclairs. Strangely enough, we had cheese after pudding but that is all a part of being in a foreign country! Now we are about to go to the beach.
By Amelia, Grace, Arinee, Ellie Hord, Luke, Charlie, Dylan
PS the teachers have added photos during the day where they have had signal!