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Year 6 have just returned from a fantastic week in France. The weather was sensational with beautiful sunshine all week. The children were impeccably well-behaved, engaging in French conversation and activities with aplomb.


They have been canoeing, fencing, climbing, playing aeroball as well as taking part in the famous mud assault course involving Shrek's toilet! A new record was set by Sophia and Sam for going through the toilet in the quickest time. The evening activities ranged from a treasure hunt, to the talent show where Kew College picked up three awards, with the pentatonic group of Chloe, Emily, Lucy, James and William winning the title this year! They were a real hit with the other schools! The French night was great fun with Betsy, William and Angelina winning the costume competition; all the brave children, and teachers, tried escargots with mixed feelings about them.


Two days were spent out of the chateau at the local market, 360 cinema and the American Cemetery. The children embraced the trips and put into practice all the French they had learnt, entering into conversation with the locals as well as the animateurs. At the 360 cinema they learnt about the Battle of Normandy, with footage showing the devastation that occurred on the beaches of Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword. The children were moved by the film and asked thought-provoking questions based on the events of 1944. At the American Cemetery the children remembered those who had died landing on the beaches and were taken aback by the magnitude of graves they saw. They heard stories about the struggles of the French people and the help the British and American troops gave to set France free from Nazi control.


The trip was a huge success with the Year 6 children being ambassadors for Kew College. All the animateurs were impressed with the behaviour and attitude of the children. It was so pleasing to have such a great group of children in France, who really embraced every aspect of the trip. #tripgoals


Miss Townsend



It was a real eye-opener, as we understood a lot more French than we thought - Nikita 6B


We became better friends with each other, and enjoyed the teachers company - Phoebe 6T


The trip was magical, my favourite part was visiting the Normandy beaches - Sam, Leo and Max


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