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Communications for return journey

A note about the procedure for Friday. We will give you updates via Twitter as we progress, however after we have left St. Pancras, our arrival time in Wanborough is largely determined by traffic getting out of London. Therefore we will send a text from Mr Woodman’s phone when we pass Reading, when we will […]

And so to Futuroscope…

Ah Futuroscope. First I have to say that this is always a great day and we’re so lucky that the centre is so nearby, as we can arrive first thing in the morning, after only a 20 minute coach ride. Many school groups and holiday makers travel across France to go there, often staying in […]

Wonderful Wednesday

Wednesday was a perfect day for the visit to La Rochelle: Sunny in the afternoon, not too hot and bit of breeze. First to the Aquarium, which is excellent, then to Ernest le glacier, about whose ice-cream it’s hard to find adjectives that do justice. All the children REALLY liked it! (as did the staff!) […]

School Day… like no other!

Tuesday, the day we spend doing activities at Ecole du Lac is always packed. This year was no exception. After walking to the school we split into 4 groups with French partners to take part in 4 ateliers (workshops): 1. The Four a pain (bread oven) making tarte aux pommes and the Forge museum in […]

Monday in St Cyr and Poitiers

The grim forecast for weather on Monday morning proved to be only too correct. Heavy rain overnight left some houses near the centre flooded, which was sad to see. Fortunately the centre was unaffected. The day started, as all days should, with a good breakfast.       After breakfast we walked to L’Ecole du […]

A game of two halves…

First the important news: we arrived safely and everyone seems to have had a good night’s sleep! So to the journey. After leaving Wanborough just after 6.45, we had an easy run to St Pancras, arriving in plenty to time to check in and get installed on the train, ready for its on time departure […]

It’s nearly time to go!

Lots of packing is going on as everyone gets ready for the departure. Don’t forget that we would like to be ready to go on Sunday morning at 6.45. The school gates will be open at 6.20. It’s an early start, but it means we can get earlier connections all the way down the line, […]