We enjoyed our first breakfast of freshly made pains au chocolats at 8.15am after a sound sleep. Then we were off to Bayeux, a beautiful town and the sun was shining again. Woohoo! The local Saturday market was fabulous, everything from saucisses-frites to live chicks - and not the human kind! Pupils did well with their purchases, buying everything from fresh strawberries to rasta hats and were looking more foreign and unrecognisable by the minute – has anyone seen Hannah, Anna, Katherine and Alanna? Then it was lunch al fresco which inevitably ended in pupils needing the toilet and their first experience of French toilets…. “boggin” I think is the term that was used. Now we’re off to the Cathedrale de Bayeux which was stunning. Pupils standing in the ”dungeon” commented ”Ross High should have one of these” – to which Zoe replied, “well maybe for Neil”. We then headed off to the local Hypermarche where the pupils stocked up on necessities – red bull, chocolate and anything else outrageously unhealthy. Step up teachers and show them a good example, well done Mr Doig – a nice bag of French sweets “Assortement Royale”. Shame about the cat-food flavour.
Nicknames have been dished out already, notably Thelma and Louise (Megan and Kaitlyn) who are doing themselves no injustice with some marvellous quotes( to follow). Swimming at the le chateau was then followed by le diner – frogs legs and snails ….mmmmmmmmm, enjoyed by most. We then danced the night away and did some karaoke – great stuff Neil, Christopher, Jennifer, Anna, Beth, Rachel, amongst others. Staff felt they had to contribute – so ‘Summer Nights’ it was. Pupils decided that Mr Sands and Mrs Shannon were the better singers and Mrs Shanley and Mr Doig got the accolade of the better movers.
A game of football (and a great goal by Mrs Shannon) ended an excellent day and off to bed. Busy day tomorrow.
Quote of the day: I’ve had deja vu 3 times today (Morgan). Amy S replied – “How could you? You have never been to France before!!!!”