School Trips 2019
May 2019 – Normandy
Our students of CM2 went to Normandy from May 7 to May 11 in the footsteps of the landing to understand this extraordinary military operation conducted by our allies to free France and Europe of the Nazi occupation. They visited the Memorial of Caen, the D-Day Landing Museum in Arromanches, the British Air Force Museum of Sainte Mère l’Eglise, the Pointe du Hoc and the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer. Our students came back delighted with this trip.It taught them a lot about the Second World War and the landing operations from England.
American Cemetery and Memorial
On Saturday, 11 May we went to the American Cemetery in Normandy. The American Cemetery has 9387 graves and there were not just men but also 4 women buried. There was a small chapel with a mosaic on the ceiling representing the American soldiers who were going to France. We also participated in a ceremony in which Gaspard and Juliette, who are the delegates, placed the flowers next to the statue that represents the spirit of American youth.
After that we listened to the American national anthem, and then we did 1 minute of silence for the soldiers who fought in the war. From the American Cemetery we could see Omaha Beach. Everyone thought it was an honour being there and it was interesting the way the ceremony was done.
By Arthur and Leo
March 2019 – Greece
Students from Year 7-Year 11 in our Senior School went on a school trip to Greece from 10th to 15th March this year. The students were able to explore the city of Athens and visit sites in the Peloponnese region and thus deepen their understanding of the Classical World as studied in Art, History and French lessons. The students created presentations and short theatrical pieces to showcase their learning.
The trip began with a visit to Mycenae where the students were able to see the so-called Lions Gate and the Tholos royal tombs. They then went to Epidaurus, where the students were able to dress up as Greek actors and act out their own sketches in the theatre.
There then followed a visit to the Byzantine Monastery of Hosios Loukas, before the trip to the Peloponnese region concluded in breath-taking fashion with a visit to the atmospheric site of Delphi and its museum. On their return to Athens, the students’ dexterity and artistic gifts were tested in a ceramics workshop, where they were able to create pieces to take home.
The trip drew to a close in Athens where there are so many iconic places to visit: The Acropolis and its museum, the Parthenon, the Agora, the Temple of Zeus, the Archaeological Museum as well as the picturesque areas of Plaka and Monastiraki.
The memories of this trip full of experiences and discovery will stay with us all for a long time to come.
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