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 the numerous hotels around the site.
It was opened in 1984 and was initially a slightly worthy, educational park showcasing the technology of the future, hence the ‘futuristic’ buildings. I can’t really improve upon the Wikipedia description: “based upon multimedia, cinematographic futuroscope and audio-visual techniques. It has several 3D cinemas and a few 4D cinemas along with other attractions and shows, some of which are the only examples in the world.”
We split into three groups with the pupils from CM1 & CM2 at Ecole du lac, each group visited slightly different attractions, but all went on “Danse avec les robots” – see reaction below:
At the end of the afternoon we had to say “Goodbye” to our correspondents as our schedule on Friday morning this year will not allow us to meet at the centre before we leave. The staff and children, plus our other contacts in France have been excellent hosts once again. As we gain experience, each year seems to have more depth and range in the activities that we carry out, so we’re looking forward to 2019!