All children slept well last night and charged with croissants and pain au chocolat this morning, we set off to the French market! In groups, the children were given a challenge to find certain food products with a budget of 10 euros. Some excellent bargaining took place, with Ted negotiating a product costing 7 euros down to just 3 euros! We will be tasting our purchases this evening. Back at the château this afternoon, we took part in climbing, fencing and crate stacking activities and we’re looking forward to our camp fire tonight.
We’ve arrived safe and sound in a very sunny France! We had an excellent journey through the tunnel, stopping for a rather blustery lunch and churros on the beach! This evening we will be going on a scavenger hunt to get used to the premises and leaders!
Year 5 continue to have very good luck with the weather this week. We awoke to a glorious sunny and warm day (for November) after a cooked breakfast we set off on our tour of Durlston Country Park. Glenn led us over some fantastic countryside with spectacular views. We stopped, closed our eyes and just listened for a while, some of the children shared what they could hear and how it made them feel. The wind, birds and distant sounds of the sea had a generally calming feel. We then continued on our tour, we saw a lighthouse, a dry wall, a weather station, a fossil wall and finally we arrived at Durlston Castle. We were joined by our new guide, Scott, who walked us through the history of the Earth, from prehistoric times to the present day. It made us realise how little time human beings have existed on the planet. Following a picturesque walk back through the fields, we arrived back to the centre to enjoy a well deserved lunch.
Fuelled by food, we descended upon Swanage for our shopping trip. There were lots of little shops filled with trinkets and souvenirs from Swanage. The children found lots of things to spend their money on and we were impressed by how thoughtful they were in terms of gifts for their families! After our shopping expedition, we ventured back for another delicious dinner and dessert. We are off for chips by the beach later and then will enjoy our last night with pirate stories and hot chocolate. See you all back at school tomorrow!