Un voyage à la région de Bayeux

Un voyage à la région de Bayeux

An opportunity to visit a popular region in France was on the cards for students at the Wey Valley School.  As part of a 4-day residential trip to Bayeux in Normandy, 25 students with staff stayed at the beautiful and historic Chateau Baffy, bullt in 1735, a former mill driven by the River Seulles.

Ms Pam Govier, Head of Modern Foreign Languages at the Wey Valley School added, “The trip was an excellent opportunity for students to sample French culture, practice their language skills and visit some renowned land marks in northern France.  The students equipped themselves well throughout the trip and were a credit to the school; the trip has certainly widened our student’s appreciation and knowledge of France and will help with their GCSE studies. “

The residential trip included visits to the town of Bayeux, exploring local markets, making bread at the local Boulangerie, visiting goat's cheese farm and a descent to Omaha Beach.

Charlotte Cheatle in Year 11 said, “The trip was amazing, with the group experiencing so many things over the four days. My favourite activity was baking bread in a traditional, family run Boulangerie. Eric the baker was really helpful, not just with bread making but also helping the group with our French vocabulary.   The French cuisine was superb, we even tried frog legs, which were palatable; however, the snails were certainly not!”

Willow Manning in Year 11 also added, “We learned so much and thanks must go to Ms Govier and Mrs Wombwell for organising such a fantastic trip.”