Today our France adventure took us to Arromanche where we learnt about the 100 jours de Normandy (D Day landings of 1944)
The 360 degree cinema experience was incredible and the children came away with lots more knowledge and understanding about the terrible experiences fallen soldiers faced during 1944.
We then made our way on to Ohama Beach and Coleville US cemetery to pay our respects to the heroes that fell in the D Day landings. The children conducted themselves impeccably and treated the activity with amazing reverence and respect.
We were able to find out about the different faiths that were buried in Coleville and how some headstones were unfortunately scribed "To a fallen comrade only known by name but to God" as some soldiers were not identified during this time.
On the whole, the children have maintained their high spirits and enthusiasm for all activities so far on the trip and are doing their very best representing Langdale in such a positive light! Tomorrow we will be venturing to a market town and visiting Jublain where we will be having a first hand experience of the insides of a Roman Amphitheatre! After that, the children are already raring to take part in the outdoor abseiling and rock climbing activities on the PGL site! We will be in touch very soon!!! Bon nuit Langdale parents and families! The Langdale French team
After a very long journey on Monday, children and staff arrived safely at the Chateaux Du Tetre Venue here in Normandy.
The children were complimented within an hour of arrival with our tour supervisor Jess stating "I have never seen such a well constructed set of children clearing their plates away after their evening meals! What a great team ethic they have"
After our evening activity of Crepe making, the children settled in to their rooms with complete maturity and all enjoyed a peaceful, tranquil nights sleep with no late night disturbances. Their behaviour has been impeccable as a group!
Today we visited Mont St. Michel where:
Oli overcame his fear of heights, to conquer the steps leading up to the monastery!
Guy managed to speak to everybody who walked past him in fluent French! Tres Bien Guy!!
Mrs Taylor, Amelie C and Alisha thoroughly enjoyed an ice cream in a French Café, while the rest of the children and staff scaled the heights of the abbey...as well as purchasing all of the contents of the souvenir shop!
Once back at Chateaux Du Tetre, the children played sports and on obstacle courses before evening meals. They are currently learning songs and eating toasted marshmallows around our beautiful camp fire. Today the rain has held off and hopefully will tomorrow, even though there has been lots of singing today mainly with the chant toward our wonderful coach driver! "We love you Nathan we do!" Au revoir for now! Miss Lavin, Miss Worrall and all of us here in France!
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