Last week saw the return of our annual activities week. This included residential trips to France and central Europe as well as non-residential activities to join in and out of school.
Pupils on the residential trip to France spent an exciting week at Château Du Baffy, this is an education and language centre situated in Calvados in Normandy. This is between Caen and Bayeux and only 4 miles from the seaside resort of Courseulles-sur-Mer. The chateau is set in two acres of parkland. The facilities include: classrooms, an entertainment hall, 5 a-side football pitch and petanque. Pupils also had the opportunity to take part in evening activities such as quiz night, sports night, treasure hunt, fancy dress and disco. Excursions included the D-Day Museum in Arromanches, the Bayeux Tapestry, Cerza Zoo as well as local towns and street markets. All the pupils had a fantastic time and staff at the Château du Baffy commented on how well behaved our pupils were.
The Central Europe trip for pupils also went very well with many interesting and educational visits. This included two and a half days in Krakow visiting historic sites connected to the Holocaust, such as Auschwitz and the Jewish quarter of Krakow, followed by a Klesmer evening of Jewish food and music, a one day walking tour of Prague visiting the royal palace, cathedral and Pinkas Synagogue and two days in Berlin visiting historic sites connected to World War Two and the Cold War. Pupils and staff had lots of fun and visited many new places they had never been to before.
There was also an abundance of choice for those pupils based back in school including ‘land and water week’, horse riding, creative workshops, bushcraft, fishing, sports, street dance, tree runners, ‘bake off day’ and geo-caching.