Forty year 9 and 10 students are currently in Normandy, France on a MFL trip. The group left Bath on Sunday morning at 5am to arrive at their destination, the Château de la Baudonnière near Avranche, later that afternoon. The centre specialises in French language immersion trips for students learning to speak and understand French in a truly French environment.

Yesterday (Monday), they went to Arromanches to see the 360 degree cinema on the WW2 landing. No other port is more closely linked with the liberation of Western Europe after D-Day. Along with the staggeringly big concrete blocks remaining from the Mulberry Harbour towed over from Britain in June 1944, the local war museums bring the massive Allied operations here back to life.

The visit was followed by a picnic on the beach and quick ball games before heading off to visit the Memorial Museum in Caen.

Further updates to follow this week.

Mrs J Lemée-Wright
Head of Department