VENTURE WEEK 2018

France

London

Parents these photos are for a snap shots of the great time your children are having this week - if you would like any copies we will be providing details of how to do this at the Year 6 graduation.

FRANCE

LONDON

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France Day 1 - The children were all very excited to be on the road, even though it was so early. It was a smooth journey with no traffic on the motor way. The ferry crossing was calm and sunny and we arrived at Chateau Beaumont tired but all happily looking forward to exploring and tomorrows adventures.

France Day 2 -   Hi Parents, What a day. We have been so busy! Well, this morning we all had a totally adventurous morning, we were unleashing our inner Robin Hood during archery! Ask the children to name all the parts of the arrow and bow! So impressed with Roxeth!! Then we were off doing the nightline, a trust& faith exercise following friends on an assault course, ask them how dirty they got but how much fun they had!! The climbing wall was great, the children pushed themselves and did amazingly well. Phew, everyone needed lunch after that.... A gorgeous buffet with lots of yummy things. The action and fun didn't stop there. It was onto the coach and off to Refuge De L'Arche. An amazing place for rescued animals, we saw tigers, lions, baboons, owls, monkeys, wallabees, emus, boa constrictors, hawks. The children loved it! We then went back onto the coach to visit a chocolate factory on  our way home.

The chocolate factory was amazing, lots of lovely samples and a great video of chocolate from plant to plate! A long but amazing day and still more to come. Having loads of fun and hopefully you will get the chocolate presents the children bought to ' take home'. 

More news tomorrow from all of us at Roxeth.

A Bientot,

From us all xxxx

France Day 3 - Another beautiful day here in rural France! We started with a visit to the St Hilaire markets where the children spoke French to the vendors and bargained using their number skills, very impressive...a few souvenirs may be making their way home from today’s market expedition too!

Lunch was a lovely affair, fresh baguettes by the lake and under the sun, then on to one of France’s most recognised monuments.

In Le Mont St Michel, whose streets are the inspiration for J.K.Rowling’s Diagon Alley in Harry Potter and Minas Tirith in Lord of the Rings, the children discovered a truly exceptional place and a wonderful afternoon. We explored the history of this medieval landmark, built in 709AD, recalling lots of our history learning about the Battle of Hastings 1066...oh, and enjoyed plenty of shopping, crepes and chocolate too.

Evening ‘ents’ (entertainment of course) was a fun filled quiz night in our fancy dress, again speaking only French! Another spectacular evening made all the more special by a birthday celebration for Jackson, who was thoroughly thrilled with a homemade cake and lots of love and laughter with friends.

Time for bed so we’re ready for another day of group challenges, zip wire and fencing; along with a visit to the cheese factory where we’ll turn our hand to churning butter!

Bon soir x

France Day 4 - 

What a stinky day, busy active children and cheese! Today started bright and early with warm sunshine as we started our last set of activities. We did fencing, initiative tasks and zip wire. The children all did a great job and tried everything, as well as cheering on their classmates. Lunch was at the Chateau, a tasty mix of buffet specials. The food has been great with something for everyone and always lots of extras and seconds.

The afternoon saw us all boarding the coach for Lactopole, ' une experience culturelle et gormande'! We were in for a treat. We had an excellent guide talk us through cheese making and then it was time to have a go! We put on special clothes and began making cheese with milk and rennet. There were samples to taste, drinks and then the big reveal. Our cheeses had solidified! We couldn't bring the ones we made as we couldn't stay another 12 days sadly. 

However we will be bringing some Camembert home as a gift from the visit. Yummy!

Then it was dinner and time for our last night at Chateau Beaumont. 

The evening activity was a talent show/ disco. Everyone dressed up. Great acts and lots of laughs. 

Gosh, our last night in France, where did the time go? One sleep then home.

Can't wait to see you all, we have so much to tell you! Not to mention all the things we bought!

See you very, very soon.

All at Chateau Beaumont.

Last Day - Bonjour! We have just left Chateau Beaumont and on our way home! First stop our Bayeaux lunch, then onto the ferry ....final stop home! We will see you around midnight parents. 

London Day 2 - London Eye and 4D Experience
It was such a beautifully sunny day to visit The London Eye, we had a fantastic view of London’s skyline and the children were great at spotting famous landmarks like Buckingham Palace, Battersea Power station, The Shard and many more. They loved the 4D experience and looked cool in the 3D glasses! They were trying to touch the 3D pigeons and we got wet with the ‘snow foam’. We enjoyed a gorgeous picnic and played in the park. Some children treated themselves to an ice cream, others visited the gift shop. Before getting back on the tube we took photos on Westminster bridge with The London Eye in the background and said goodbye to Big Ben. We a lovely day together.

 

London Day 3 - Phasels Wood was an action packed day!  The children were in 3 groups with Mrs Strickland and Mr King, Mrs Majeed and Ms Choules and Mrs Chandara.  The children took it in turns to go on the zip wire, have a go at archery and a tobbogan known as Cresta Run.  Even some of the adults had a go!  At lunch the children played football or visited the gift shop.

London Day 4 - The children had a splashing time swimming in the Harrow Olympic size swimming pool this afternoon.  Large floats were used and some children had the opportunity to dive in the deep end.  A lovely time was experienced by all the children who behaved excellently throughout the activity and were a credit to Roxeth School. (Mr Deanus)