Fantastic trip to Normandy and Paris

Bayeux Cemetry

Students from Years 9 and 10 recently visited France on an exciting and educational trip.

The first three days were spent in Normandy, where students learned about the D-Day landings of 1944 and visited many important sites. Both British and the Allied sites were visited, including; Pegasus Bridge, Omaha Beach, the American cemetery at Colleville, the Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches and the dramatic cliffs at Pointe du Hoc.

At the Commonwealth cemetery in Bayeux students were given the opportunity to learn about and visit the graves of soldiers from Somerset. A wreath was laid by Holly Churchill and Charlie Nicholls.
Whilst in Bayeux there was also time to visit the world famous Bayeux Tapestry, explore the shops of the historic town and take part in an evening of bowling.

Students also visited a cooperative bakery in rural Normandy, where they each made and baked a traditional sourdough loaf.

The final couple of days were spent in Paris. An exciting day in Disneyland sampling the rides and exhibits was a highlight for many and the following morning the students took a river boat cruise on the Seine before departing and making their way back home.