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Normandy 2018

Friday 16 March 2018

09:15 An early start this morning as we are en route back to England. Stopping off at a hyper market in Boulogne before crossing via Eurotunnel at 17:20. ETA around 21:30 at Ibstock but we will text closer the time to confirm an exact time.

Thursday 15 March 2018

13:30 This morning, following a brief lesson on ordering food, students have been to Enron market, ordering the ingredients for a meal which they then prepared themselves. We are currently on route to Mayenne to interview some French locals before heading to the bakery to learn how to make croissants.

Wednesday 14 March 2018

21:30 We spent today studying WW2 on and around the D-Day landing beaches in Arromanches. We visited a panoramic 360o cinema and students learnt about France’s involvement in WW2. We then visited the American war cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer and the German gun batteries in Longues-sur-Mer. After dinner we went to a crêperie and had a pancake. A long, emotional day today and an early start tomorrow morning to get to the market.

07:45 Great afternoon at Mont Saint-Michel yesterday and an evening making our own pancakes. This morning we are heading to Omaha Beach (D-Day landing beaches) and the 360 degree panoramic cinema before heading to the war cemetery and gun battery in Colleville-sur-Mer.

Tuesday 13 March 2018

10:30 Early start this morning. Up at 06:45 for breakfast and a town trail/treasure hunt in Ambrière at 07:45. Students are doing really well. Heading towards Mont Saint Michel now.

Monday 12 March 2018

15:00 We are now leaving Honfleur for the Chateau. We have had a quick stop to stretch our legs and get a drink. Students are doing really well. Many were brave enough to sit down in a café and order drinks and food.

10:00 Just arrived in Calais after a smooth crossing. A bit rainy at the moment but should dry up a bit later. Stopping off in Honfleur at around 14:00 French time and expected arrival at the Chateau is 16:30. 

03:00 The group set off a bit early at 02:45 - everyone present and accounted for. Heading toward Dover for a crossing at 07:30.