42 excited year 7 students crossed the channel, leaving the white cliffs in resplendent sunshine behind them, on the early Thursday morning ferry. Our first port of call (pardon the pun) was the beautiful harbour town of Boulogne-sur-Mer where they made sweet memories at confiserie extraordinaire Becasuc. Students were able to learn about, watch and take part in the manufacturing of handmade sweets or bonbons (so good they named them twice!) This proved extremely popular, especially the sampling!
After a stop at the hypermarché and chocolatier we checked in to our hotel in time to cheer on England in the World Cup.
The second day was filled with oohs and aarghs whether it was in awe of the performing dolphins or for those white-knuckled thrill seekers hopping on and off the numerous roller coasters Parc Astérix has to offer. I think it was safe to say the thrills, spills and soakings (not to mention questionable souvenirs) were enjoyed by all.
Mr Tidy would like to thank all of the students in the trip for their enthusiasm and exemplary behaviour. They did themselves and the academy proud.
If you want to see more of what went on or re-live the memories check out our Twitter account @OMATrips #OMERAParcAsterix2018 and keep an eye out for the next issue of Meridian Matters. There’s also always Normandy 2019 ……