Shell students spent a weekend in France learning more about the country’s culture – they completed a quiz in French, visited a fishing port and even tried snail pâté!
20 of our youngest seniors made the annual excursion to Stella Plage, on the Côte d’Opale.
A packed itinerary included an afternoon at an adventure park complete with go-karts, zorbs and mazes and a tour of the fishing port of Etaples, where the classmates completed a ‘town trail’, answering questions in French about the sights and sounds around them.
They very much enjoyed their time at a chocolate factory and one of the few remaining handmade sweet shops in the country, and had the opportunity to bake bread and make plaited wheat before sampling lunch at a traditional crêperie.
And in between meeting and feeding farmyard animals and exploring the ramparts of the medieval town of Montreuil, the children paid their respects at a moving visit to the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Etaples.
Head of French, and soon-to-be Head of Senior School Mr Savage said: “As ever our Shells were superbly behaved throughout the weekend.
“They made a great effort to speak as much French as possible and the visit was not only fun but a real-life boost to their language skills and confidence which will help them continue their classroom studies.”