Our 2017 French Exchange is well underway. Please read on for our daily blog…
On Sunday, students spent the morning at home with their penfriends, some cooled off in swimming pools, and we all met up at lunchtime for the picnic at local beauty spot La Seguiniere. Many ate home made local specialities for the first time. Luckily there was plenty of shade in the 34° heat! Students all played games after the picnic and walked around the park trying to stay cool.
Today, students spent 2 hours in class from 8am and then discovered the school by doing a Treasure Hunt in French. We then had a video presentation about Collège Trémolières before walking into Cholet and doing another Treasure Hunt to get to know the centre of Cholet and do a little souvenir shopping.
Bravo John et Joe! Winners of the rally in Cholet Town Centre.
Wow! What a great day! Students learnt how sparkling wine was made in the days before automation and about present day methods in the cellars of Gratien et Meyer in Saumur. They were then rewarded with a "dégustation" in a fabulous bar overlooking the Loire. After a quick visit to the Chateau, we then cooled off in the caves at the Village Troglodytique where the bilingual guide tested French and English students on their "house and home" vocabulary, follow by a discovery quiz for the rest of the underground village.
Footnote: all sparkling wine was alcohol free!
Today Highcliffe and Ballard students managed to pack in four hours of lessons, lunch at McDonalds, swimming at the Glisseo and Fête de la Musique!
Today we headed for Nantes, first to the Chateau and then to ride a (mechanical) elephant at Les Machines de l'Ile.
After lunch we took some time to reflect on the slave trade at the Mémorial de l'Abolition de l'Esclavage by the river Loire, followed by some shopping and a walk through the Jardin des Plantes.
Finally back at school, we enjoyed a buffet supper of home made savoury and sweet dishes and brushed up on our number skills with some games of Bingo with our French families.
For our last but one day in France, we headed to the famous “Puy du Fou” a historical theme park with mind-blowing shows. Here are some of the pictures from our day spent with our penfriends there.
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It's been a busy Half Term, with our Summer Ball, Awards Evenings and international trips and exchanges.
Aspiring medics in Year 10 attended the first day of the BMA National Conference at the BIC.
On Monday the 19th of June we were delighted to host the Rotary Club of Highcliffe to the school for the official opening of the new Jubilee Centre Kitchen area.
As part of the Aspiring Oxbridge Programme at Highcliffe we recently held an Information Seminar for Year 8 and 9 students and their parents.