Vth Form French Trip
This year’s Vth Form French trip took in two Christmas markets at both Lille and Bruges and two countries. This provided ample opportunity for the girls to practice their French, pick up a few presents and explore the local culture.
On the first day, they visited the Lille where they were able to enjoy a birds eye view of the city from the top of a ferris wheel. This was clearly a popular ride with lots of excited screaming! They then went shopping in the Christmas market where they spent some of their pocket money on souvenirs and gifts. In the evening, they were served a French 5 course meal at the Chateau d’Ebblingheim. Their table manners were exemplary as they rose to the occasion. They particularly enjoyed trying out all the different local cheeses and the chocolate soufflé was une triomphe!
The following day, they journeyed onto Bruges, the capital of West Flanders in northwest Belgium, distinguished by its canals, pretty cobbled streets and beautiful medieval buildings and to the girls delight, yet another Christmas market and some very tempting chocolate shops. The highlight of the day had to be the ice skating.
A very tired but happy group of girls then returned to school on Monday evening.
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