School Journey - Day 4
‘Last night’s Team Games allowed West Lodge to show off their rapping, drawing, shoe tower building, egg protecting and gargling skills with Heayberd’s Pink Panthers just managing to defeat Weighill’s Wonderful Wacky Whites, Sandys’ True Colours and Burke’s Pineapples. Each team worked superbly well…unfortunately the same could not be said for staff captains! Maybe Mr Sandys and Mr Weighill were too exhausted from their epic badminton match!
A fun morning was spent at Becasuc (Sweet Tooth) where the children learnt how to make sweets; they were already experts at eating them! This was followed by another round of games in the woods and a walk around the local town culminating in more sugar…a crepe!
West Lodge then enjoyed free time on the beach in the beautiful sunshine. Whilst the boys dug a great big hole, some of the girls created foot spas for Mrs Webb, which she greatly appreciated in the warm weather.
Tonight’s activity is the highly anticipated disco but before that, French cuisine…coq au vin as well as escargots…bon appetit!’
School Journey - Day 3
“After last night’s successful sandcastle competition on the beach, West Lodge children and teachers thankfully all managed to get to sleep earlier than the night before.
Agincourt and Etaples proved to be very successful excursions today. The children really enjoyed making their decorative coats of arms shields as well as learning about the Battle of Agincourt. They were then a credit to West Lodge with their respectful behaviour at Etaples cemetery.
Room inspection scores continue to improve with the children showing off both their creative towel formations, as well as realising their beds need to actually be made!’
School Journey - Day 2
After a successful first night’s sleep, West Lodge woke up with a spring in their step! The morning was spent doing Bear Grylls proud making waterproof shelters in the forest. This proved to be relatively successful with almost everyone staying dry after Ms Webb poured a watering can over each shelter. One group was particularly pleased with their sunbathing area, whilst another went into great detail about how their toilet facilities would be used.
The children and staff then enjoyed being taught about how to make croissants and pains au chocoat at the local boulangerie, almost as much as devouring them afterwards!
A sunny afternoon was spent at a snail farm, which was a lovely albeit surprising experience. The children were fascinated finding out about the lives of snails. Most of the West Lodge children held and even tasted this French delicacy!
It has been a brilliant day, which will be topped off with an evening visit to the beach for some fun activities.
School Journey - Day 1
School Journey News Year 5 & 6 had a wonderful first day in France. A smooth journey across the Channel in the morning was then followed by a beautiful sunny day. This allowed everyone to enjoy the French countryside, including a tour of Vimy Ridge. On arrival at the PGL Centre, friendly and welcoming staff ensured a lovely first meal and some yummy birthday cake! Room inspections were somewhat a bit of a shock and room for improvement across the board is most definitely required!