After a hotly contested sandcastle competition at the beach, the children practised their French at the local creperie and then devoured either their chocolate or sugar crepe in no time.
In the afternoon, the children were a credit to West Lodge with their very respectful behaviour at Etaples War Cemetery. They also enjoyed some free time, in which a three way pétanque battle between Mr Sandys, Mr Francis and Mr Weighill took centre stage. This game has quickly been adopted by staff and children alike, so expect to see a Pétanque pitch at West Lodge very soon.
In the evening, children enjoyed Forest Games, in which they had to demonstrate a high level of tactics and strategy to become winners of Mr Sandys’ much enjoyed game of Kick the Can.
Room inspections on the whole continue to be a challenge, and you would expect scores to be going up throughout the week. It seems this year, the children have other ideas.
After an early start (for some), the children and staff enjoyed a game of cricket on the beach as well as a paddle in the sea. Some children attempted digging holes back to England... unsuccessfully.
They then enjoyed learning how to make croissants and bread at a local boulangerie, almost as much devouring them afterwards. The theme of food continued in the afternoon as the children explored how to make sweets at Becasuc (Sweet Tooth). Children particularly enjoyed tasting them afterwards. Many were encouraged to buy sweets for relatives, however we predict only empty wrappers will be left by Friday.
Free time culminating in French Boules, Badminton, Table Tennis or the adventure course was thoroughly enjoyed before dinner and the evening activity of making their own crepes.
A great day was had by all and if nothing else the children certainly ate well.