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Year 6 Trip 2017 – #BallardNormandie – Blog 3

July 5, 2017
Ballard Normandie Mont St Michel

BallardNormandie – Blog three

Missed our other BallardNormandie blogs for 2017? See blog one here and blog two.

The plan for our Ballard Year 6 Trip to Normandy, France today is as follows:

AM: Discover of the town of Avranches

PM: Walk around the Bay of Mont St Michel (see our video from this last year on Facebook)

The day started with breakfast…and the menu choices might have (for some) restricted somewhat!

Getting on the bus this morning some of our Year 6s asked “Please can we have a photo with the bus? Because…everyone wants to see the bus!”

and so we obliged!

Ballard Normandie bus

and here is the bus!

We have some photos from last night to share as well – from our French themed evening.

Ballard Normandie French themed evening

A fantastic evening!

and the winners of the French dress competition are…

Ballard Normandie French costumes

Well done to all our French costume winners!

This morning and we headed to Avranches for a town trail. Groups had to follow clues and some of the groups were helped (in French of course!) by kind passers by. We even had some time to tame the ‘wildlife’!

Ballard Normandie town trail

Well done to all in the town trail and thank you to all those who helped our group around town.

and the winners of the town trail are…

Ballard Normandie Avranches town trail

Congratulations to the winners of the town trail.

Then what followed was a quick stop-over at a local supermarket. The pupils were under strict instructions!

Ballard Normandie supermarket

and we said no sweets, no chocolate and no chamagnge!

Mont St Michel

We took some time for lunch and then had a safety briefing before taking to the sands around Mont St Michel.



See the tweet below for a short video of our walk through a small river on the sands around Mont St Michel.

We managed to get a group shot under the shadow of Mont St Michel.

Ballard Normandie Mont St Michel

Wonderful shot of the group in front of Mont St Michel

Visiting Diagon Alley.

Ballard Normandie Diagon Alley

Visiting the Diagon Alley

We also have winners of the Mont St Michel’s Quiz 2017!

Ballard Normandie Mont St Michel winners

Well done to the two winners of the Mont St Michel quiz

BBQ tonight

Ballard Normandie BBQ

An evening BBQ at our lodgings

Tomorrow in Normandie

and so… for tomorrow’s plan:

AM: Leave for Ste Mère Église
PM: Travel to Cherbourg

We tweet from @BallardSchool

Ballard School is an independent, private co-educational school in New Milton, Hampshire, providing an outstanding level of education for nursery to GCSE. With small class sizes and proven academic excellence, we strive to nurture the academic potential of all students. Learn more about our academic programmes, pastoral care, facilities and school ethos by visiting our website or by requesting a prospectus here


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