Highclare Senior School pupils travel to Normandy

Pupils from U3 and L4 at Highclare Senior School, an Independent Senior School, based in north Birmingham, recently enjoyed a very successful and sunny 4 day trip to Normandy.  As in previous years they stayed in the picturesque Château du Molay not far from Bayeux.

Highclare pupils outside the Château du Molay

Highlights from the trip  included visits to the D-Day landing beaches;  they went to both the American and German cemeteries and the D-Day museum in Arromanches;   a visit to the Caramel D’Insigny factory and  the town of Bayeux.   Whilst in the market town of Bayeux the students viewed the world famous tapestry and were able to try out their French skills in the shops and at the market stalls.

Highclare pupils visit the American and the German cemeteries in Arromanches

Highclare Senior School pupils in Normandy - team building games

Blind trail and the egg protector challenge in Normandy

During their social time at the chateau the Senior School pupils were treated to a French crêpes and apple juice evening, a disco, and activities such as the blind trail and the egg protector challenge, followed by a trip to the local bowling alley.

Now back in school in Erdington, the trip was voted a great success helping not only with  the pupil’s command of the French language, but history too and developed many long term friendships.

Relaxing on the beaches in Normandy