A very excited group of Felpham Community College students along with their teachers set off by coach on Friday morning. After a quick trip through the Eurotunnel we made our way to Boulogne sur Mer for an afternoon spent getting to know the town and enjoying a visit to the fantastic Nausicaa Sealife Centre. After settling in at our hotel and a very welcome evening meal, a good night’s sleep was had by all.
After breakfast the next day, we visited a traditional French bakery we met up with a group from students from Maxence Van Der Meersch High School in Le Touquet. The students had been emailing before the visit and it was great to finally meet up with penpals face to face.
The whole group then enjoyed a scavenger hunt in Le Touquet followed by a hot chocolate and delicious local crepe.
After a very interesting day on Sunday, in Albert and Amiens where we spent some time at the Musée Somme as well as a walking tour of Amiens, the Felpham group were happy – after a visit to a local chocolate factor which was very popular! - to meet up again with their French friends on Monday for fun with a Bilingual Carousel of Activities.
Finally, on Tuesday, after a fantastic three course lunch prepared for us at Le Touquet’s catering college and an afternoon spent enjoying a town trail with the French catering students, we made our way home – via some shopping at the Cite D’Europe Shopping Village of course – and arrived home, tired but happy after a fantastic 5 days away.