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The children should go to their classrooms as normal at 8.45am for registration. Please could parents take their child’s baggage directly to the coaches, which will be parked at the entrance to the school car park on Tubbenden Lane. The coaches will be loaded for a prompt departure at 9.30am. After registration the children and staff will meet you at the coaches to say their goodbyes. We expect to arrive at Rochester by 10.30am. Notice of safe arrival will be posted on the school website and we shall also send a text message to the primary contact for each child, via our “Groupcall” system.
On the day of return, the children will have lunch at Arethusa and will leave by 1.30pm, arriving back at school at approximately 2.15pm. Please be there to pick up your child from the coach, which will again park in the entrance to the school car park on Tubbenden Lane.
Dear Parents and Carers,
Update on return time back to Tubbenden, now anticipated to be 6.15pm approx at the Sandy Bury entrance.
Dear Parents and Carers
We hope you had a lovely peaceful week! Before we arrive home, we would like to tell you that we have had a wonderful time in France with the Year 6 children. They have been fantastically behaved, enthusiastic and have been an absolute pleasure to be with. They are a lovely group of children and have done themselves proud. Thank you all for your help in preparing the children and supporting us on this adventure.
We are expected to arrive back at Tubbenden (Sandy Bury entrance) at 7.15 subject to traffic on the motorways in France and England.
Have a lovely weekend! From a very tired, but extremely happy teaching team in France
Dear Parents and Carers
Please note there is a change to the collection point for your children later today. This will now be from the Sandy Bury entrance to the school.
We are hoping to board an earlier ferry, please keep an eye on the blog for any updates regarding their expected time of arrival . Notification will also be sent via groupcall
Our last full day began with a fascinating tour of Rue, our host town, and ended with a sing-a-long around the camp fire with toasted marshmallows. An ‘interesting sing off involving ‘Let It Go’ sung in various styles rounded the evening off beautifully.
Here’s what the children thought…
Today we went on a tour of the beautiful town of Rue. We found out extraordinary facts such as there is an elephant buried in the grounds of the Chateau. After the tour we put on blindfolds and completed the blind trail activity which would have been much easier if Miss Venn, Miss Irwin and the instructors hadn’t tortured us by soaking us with water!
Overall France has been awesome. (Group )
Today we did archery and I hit two bullseyes. We also did the obstacle course which was long and good fun. (Tom K)
Also today we went to the town of Rue and we learned all about its history. (Alex)
I think the best part of today was the obstacle course because we worked as a team and everyone loved it. (Lara)
I absolutely loved today: the food was delicious (especially the chocolate muffin). The activities were outstanding and tonight we had a campfire! (Madison)
I loved today because the activities were really fun. We did an obstacle course where we got totally wet and muddy; we also did archery which stood out. We played games in archery such as who could get the highest score. The losers had to do a forfeit. (Jessica B)
My favourite adventure today was the obstacle course because you had to try and manoeuvre through. (Jessica S)
Today I had a really fun time. We did archery, the obstacle course and when we had woken up we went on a long walk to Rue.
Today was great fun as I did archery and the obstacle course. I also went on a journey to town. I saw all the shops and spoke in French.
Today I really enjoyed the obstacle course; I got very muddy. I faced my fears by crawling through a tunnel of tyres. (Sonny)
This morning we did survival and blind trail. We had a great time however it went by so quickly. In survival we made a shelter. In blind trail we had the amazing opportunity to communicate properly to make sure we were safe. As a team we didn’t end up struggling. (Bella R, Reshmi and Precious)
PHOTOGRAPHS TO FOLLOW IN THE MORNING.
What a brilliant day. It’s always a pleasure to bring the children away and watch them learn, grow and have such amazing experiences. Today we enjoyed a full day of activities followed by a wonderful trip to the beach after dinner. I’m sure it’ll be a day that none of the children forget. below are just a few comments and pictures to capture the day.
I’ve enjoyed today, stand-up paddle-boarding, and being buried in the sand. (Louie and Jamie)
I enjoyed building a shelter and learning about fire. (Harrison)
Today was great because my group and I did stand-up paddle-boarding. I even forgot I was in France. (Callum P)
My favourite activity today was raft-building since we all had to work together to stay on, get back on and paddle. The most memorable moments were when we had a water fight with the other team and when the raft broke and I fell off. (Rohan)
My favourite part of today was the abseiling where I flew like superman and climbed down the wall. The rope was my web to catch me. What really put a smile on my face was when I landed and everyone cheered. (Bertie)
My favourite part of the day was going to the beach with all of my friends and ‘BURYING MR TURVEY’. Ssssh don’t tell him I said that! The sea was lovely (cold). Also I really enjoyed the water sports and the climbing. Altogether I have had a brilliant day in France. (Benjamin)
After a good (!) night’s sleep our first full day at Le Chateau was very varied, and included several different activities, as well as a trip to the Farm and the Chocolaterie. Here’s how some of the children saw the day:
Today we went to the Wheat Farm. It was great fun. We tried abseiling and I was scared, but I did it anyway. (Sarah)
Today the abseiling and activities were fun, and at the wheat farm we were able to make ornaments. (Josh A)
Today I enjoyed the climbing the most because I think I did well. (James I)
It was an epic day today. Abseiling and climbing were great fun and I did them both. They were amazing. (Lucy A)
Today I felt really nervous about abseiling. In the end I did it three times. (Daisy)
Today I had an amazing time on the rock climbing wall because it was really fun and I felt like a bird as I went up. (Yousef)
We started today with a fantastic breakfast. After that we completed the obstacle course. It was going so well until Miss Wilson fell over and Oscar lost his trousers in the ‘washing machine’ (tyre mangle). We also had so much fun at the chocolate factory learning how to make chocolate. (Elle, Izzy B, Lily-Mae)
We had an amazing time at the Wheat farm. All of us learned how to use wheat to make a masterpiece. We had great fun doing this and are looking forward to our upcoming activities. (Finn and Davone)
Today was great fun as we went in lots of mud and got wet! (James P)
Today was amazing! We went to a chocolate factory and learned how to make yummy chocolate. (Euan)
Today we went to the archery course. There we learned how to load a bow and shoot accurately. It was a ton of fun. (Ashwin)
Today we went to the chocolate factory and it smelled delicious. We also went to a wheat farm and made little wheat hearts. This has been great fun as we’ve eaten some chocolate and had brilliant activities. (Melissa, Lucy S and Ronnie)
We tried our best and were able to conquer our fears on the climbing and abseiling walls. Some of us were surprised about how well we did. (Izzy)
I was very surprised about what I was able to achieve in abseiling because the ladder looked very daunting and I learnt to never look down. (Leonnie)
At the chocolate factory I learned about the process of making chocolate and I really enjoyed tasting the chocolate that the company made! (Angus)
At the Wheat Farm I found it very interesting how many different types of braids you could do with the wheat and I liked the different designs they made. (Lucy)
I was amazed at how the chocolate factory had their own plantation in Ecuador. I was also surprised at the amazing range of delightful and delicious treats that they had created. (Lily C)
Today was really fun. At first we were a bit scared of leaving the abseiling tower, but after a while we overcame our fear of jumping off . The encouragement from our team was really helpful. (Charlotte and Charlotte)
Today we did abseiling. At first I was really scared but when I started. It was really fun. (Amelia L)