Year 6 enjoy a day in France

Elmhurst School for Boys

23rd May 2014

It certainly was a busy day for the Year 6 boys. We bought all the ingredients for our gourmand ‘pique-nique’ which we ate in the beautiful formal gardens of Saint Omer, followed by a game of traditional French boules with a fresh fruit medley for ‘le dessert’.

It was a shaky start for Orson and Rahul, who went a rather peculiar shade of green on the way to Saint Omer, but they pulled through and managed to enjoy the day.

We had a guided tour of the famous Notre Dame des Miracles, one of the most beautiful gothic churches in the Nord du Pas de Calais. We learnt about Saint Erkembode and the astrological clock and admired the wonderful stained glass windows.

On to the café, where the boys wrote their own ‘cartes postales’ to send home. They then chose from a huge selection of cakes in the patisserie.

When asked what the best part of the trip was, the boys unanimously decided that it was ordering the different flavoured syrups in the café. Apparently ‘bubblegum’ (pronounced with a French accent) was the best!

Many, many thanks to Palmer and Mr Harrington for driving the minibuses, Mademoiselle Prior for her brilliant organising and photography, Mr Mawanda for his helpful disposition, Mrs Malhotra for her sandwich making skills and Sharif for joining in with the boys and helping where needed.

Madame Hargreaves
Head of French

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