Check here for updates and photos from our 2015 France Trip! Mrs Callow is giving daily updates both here and on our Friends of St. Mary's facebook page.
Day 1: 13/07/15
On Monday 13th July 2015, Year 5 and 6 set off on our cultural tour of France. We had a smooth crossing to Liverpool followed by a long coach journey to the South of England before boarding the Channel Tunnel to arrive in Calais. We then had an hour's drive to where we were staying - Le Château du Broutel in Rue.
Day 2: 14/07/15
We started the day in Fort Mahon Market, this was our first time as Étaples market was closed due to Bastille Day. The market was a hit. We had a quick look at the beach, but moved on to Le Touquet beach. The weather was warm but overcast. Fun was had on the beach, sand castle making ensued. We concluded the day at Étaples World War Cemetery. The children found this moving and paid their respects to those who lost their lives in the wars. A few Manx graves were found. After tea the children concluded the night with a very interesting and noisy quiz. Bastille Day ended with a spectacular firework display, though the majority of the children managed to sleep through this!
Fort Mahon Market:
Le Touquet Beach:
Étaples World War Cemetery:
Have managed to get wifi! All well, headed to bed now as we have early start in the morning. Paris awaits us. All children are well and having fun. So rest easy and enjoy your brief time without them! A Bientot xx
Day 3: 15/07/15
Well, what a fantastic day! We had the best day in Paris with the most interesting tour guide Wayne! The children had a ball, the weather was amazing, the sun shone and the temperatures soared!
Dorms are being tidied, lights out in 30 mins, another fun packed day awaits us tomorrow. Bon Nuit xxx
L'Arc de Triomphe:
Underneath the Eiffel Tower:
Day 4: 16/07/15
Bonjour toute le monde!!! I'L est notre dernier jour. Mais nous sommes heureux d'aller au parc à thème! Á Bientôt mes amies xx
Well today was our final day. It was a fantastic day. The park was very busy so lots of long queues. We still managed to get on most of the rides the children wanted to go on so all happy! Award presentation was a hit followed by a few nibbles!
We are on corridor patrol hoping for a relatively early night!! Its now 11.35pm! See you all tomorrow, keep your eyes on the Steampacket website. Bon Nuit. xx
Bagatelle Theme park:
Awards Ceremony to celebrate our final evening at at Le Château du Broutel:
Day 5: 17/07/15
Happy to be travelling home to see our families after a fantastic week in France!
Looks like you have all had a wonderful time - Glad you all returned to us safe and sound, enjoy your weekend and we will see you all on Monday to start the very busy week ahead. - Mr Short