Canoeing, bread making, archery and tackling a mud assault course were just some of the activities children from Monmouth School Girls’ Prep enjoyed on a fun-filled adventure in France.
The Year 6 pupils joined forces with Monmouth School Boys’ Prep for the trip to Chateau De La Baudonnière, a language immersion school centre in Normandy, France.
Hannah, from Year 6, enjoyed the whole experience, including the ferry trip from Portsmouth to Cherbourg with her friends.
She said: “Monday was full of activities and some of the groups went to a market on Tuesday where there was a wonderful array of French produce for sale.
“Wednesday consisted of French theme night where we all dressed up in costumes and ate snails.
“Some girls were hesitant to try the snails but they were actually delicious
“We had a talent show on Thursday night where the range of talent was amazing from magicians to gymnastics, singing to comedians.
“Friday came around so quickly and it was time to say goodbye to all the staff and head back to Wales.
“We all miss the delicious freshly baked croissants and pain au chocolat for breakfast and fruit yoghurt.”
Eleanor also enjoyed the wide range of activities and the French lessons which were delivered in a room overlooking a small farm.
She added: “Everyone had to do a variety of activities which involved a lot of thinking and teamwork. We enjoyed these activities very much and wish we could go back.”