16 Apr RSA AV Goes On Tour
A billion out of ten is the score Alin gave the MFL-History trip to Normandy. 42 students and 5 staff headed to Normandy in the second week of the Easter holidays.
The sun shone and the students threw themselves whole heartedly into each activity.
We learned via the Bayeux Tapestry how Edward the Confessor chose the wrong man to pass on the message of monarchial succession to William of Normandy. Poor Harold ended up with an arrow in his eye for his underhand behaviour. We were reminded of the final 100 days of WW2 when teamwork, engineering in the form of the Mulberry Harbour and sheer bravery gave us freedom. Erik the baker taught us about the fermentation process in French and we made “Mick Jagger” baguettes. The 350 steps to Mont St Michel were no effort for our cohort, dare I say fuelled by ice cream and Haribo , and Mr Bonner stunned us with his bowling skills.
Our 42 students were fantastic ambassadors for the school and, as staff, we could not be more proud. At the end of a school trip staff are often happy to hand students back to parents and carers but we can genuinely say that we could’ve elongated the trip given how amazing they were. A huge thank you to parents for collecting students on time and for supporting the trip.
Thanks also to staff who gave up some of their Easter holidays. We are already planning the next one and you are all invited.
Director of Learning & Standards for MFL