Year 6’s much-anticipated trip to Picardie last week (7-11 March) was an opportunity to soak up the language, cuisine and history of Northern France. Their adventure began with a look round le Chateau du Broutel – the HQ for their stay, with its grand rooms and impressive grounds.
From then on, the week was a blur of activities, ranging from mayonnaise-making in French to an evening campfire and visiting the Somme museum in nearby Albert.
Frogs’ legs and escargots were surprisingly popular on the dinner menu and the girls worked together to solve treasure hunt clues in the local town of Rue.
For some the highlight was rafting on the lake, for others shopping in le marché or remembering the fallen in the trenches.
Taking risks, whether by speaking French or attempting the obstacle course, was a key aspect of the trip. The girls returned exhilarated and happy. A fitting final adventure for
their time in Junior School.