Year 8 Normandy Trip
During October half term, Year 8 went off to Chateau de la
Baudonnière. We arrived there at 8.20pm French time, after travelling
throughout most of the day. We soon had
a lovely dinner and went to our dormitories. In my dorm, we got to sleep quite quickly.
Next morning, we had our first breakfast at the Chateau. We
had hot chocolate, bread, croissants, and some cereal. This lovely breakfast
kept us going throughout our morning activities. My groups’ first activity was
the assault course. We were well prepared, having seen last year’s pictures. We
all found it fun, and so did the teachers.
Throughout the week, we enjoyed many more activities,
including climbing, fencing, and orienteering. In the evenings, we had
activities. We enjoyed the campfire, the games evening and the talent show. On
the last day, we dressed up in creative costumes and performed a talent show.
The winner of the costume competition was William Law, dressed up in a homemade
snail costume. The winners of the talent show were Iacopo Di Rico, Tommy
Chedumbrum, Daniel Marriot and Guy Laville. On behalf of all the year
eights, we all had great fun and learnt lots of French and I hope
that next year’s group and the years afterwards will have a great time there
by Edward Birchall with help
from Dowon Jung