Year 10 Experience Boulogne-Sur-Mer

13th July 2018

Our Year 10’s returned from their residential journey to Boulogne-Sur-Mer on Friday 6 July, tired but happy - they had enjoyed a packed trip full of a variety of different activities. On Monday 2 July, the group went by Eurotunnel train to France, once they had arrived they set about exploring the town and beach front. Some of the students even dipped their toes into the ice cold sea.

The next morning the students experienced a French supermarket called E.Leclerc where they all purchased items and practised their French. The afternoon was spent at ‘Nausicaä’, one of the biggest aquariums in the world, students were able to see sharks and seals, and they were able to touch all sorts of fish in the touch pool. The students enjoyed the ‘Great Ocean Show’ which is a picture window which is 5 metres tall and 20 metres long and contains hammerhead sharks, manta rays, stingrays and thousands of other fish. Tuesday evening was spent in Wimereux at a sea front restaurant, some of the students were very brave and tried mussels. Back at the hostel some of the students settled down in front of the TV to watch England play Colombia whilst others relaxed after a very busy day.

 

Wednesday morning started with a walk into town to experience a traditional French town market. They walked around the market buying souvenirs to take home to their families. The afternoon was spent in the old town of Boulogne walking around the ramparts, followed by a walk down to the beach.

On Thursday morning the students went to Le Touquet to experience the water park ‘Aqualud’. They had a wonderful time sliding down water chutes which were called - The Black Hole, Twister, The Grand Canyon and the Magic River. Thursday night found the group back in Boulogne, everyone put on their best outfits and went out for dinner to a restaurant in the old town. The restaurant was called ‘La Scala’, the students took videos of one another quoting what they had enjoyed most about their journey to France and thanking all of the staff for making the trip so fantastic.

Friday morning came around all too soon, and cleaning rooms and packing were the order of the day. Everyone said a fond farewell to Boulogne, on the way back the group stopped in Calais and took a look around the town centre before boarding the train to travel back to the UK.

Ms Elford, Mr Hajdrych, Mr Ramphul, Mr Calvin and Ms Andrysewicz congratulated everyone for being amazing on the journey. Well Done Year 10.