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Daily Diary 2013

Tuesday 21st May

Disney!!! cold and wet day but very exciting. These trippers are shattered! early morning tomorrow to start the head home. We will be in touch at some point to let everyone know more details. See you bright and early on Thursday.

Monday 20th May

Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, loads of shoping and then the Louvre for lunch. Its not stopped raining today but its not managed to dampen our spirits. The rain kept people away and we managed to get the Eiffel Tower to ourselves tonight…. Our bus wouldn’t start so we needed to wait on a mechanic to come fix it. A DVD night on the bus under the Eiffel Tower, not everyone can say they’ve done that.

Sunday 19th May

We made it to Paris!…. lunch under the Eiffel Tower then to Monmatre and the Sacre Couer for retail therapy….and an ice-cream. In the evening we had a lovely but a wee bit cold bateaux mouches trip along the Seine just in time for the 10pm Eiffel Tower light show. Another late night. We have some very tired trippers!

Saturday 18th May

Very proud teachers today, our trippers have been amazing in Normandy. We started our day at the British Cemetary, Innes and Ellie laid the wreath and John Reid read a poem. It was especially emmotional time for eveyone as Craig and Innes managed to locate relatives. The personal messages on all the grave stones really brought home everything we have seen over the last few days. Bayeux market next and the start of the souvenir hunt. The trippers enjoyed the free time after the morning at the cemetary. We then had lunch at Omaha beach, even managed a swim in the sea, rounders and buried Ewan in the sand. Finally the fancy dress disco, being the only school in the Chataeu it ended up a late night so the 6.30am wake up wasn’t appreciated. Next stop Paris!

Friday 17th May

Visited Arromanche 360 degree cinema to see the story of the Normandy landings. A very emotive film that affected everyone. We followed this by visiting the American War cemetary which really brngs to life the sacrifices made by t hose that fought for our freedom. This was then contrasted by a visit to he German War cemetary which is less than half the size of the American on but where three times as many soldiers are buried. An emotional day for everyone.

Thursday 16th May

Zoo day! a ride on the train. Some children were eating the popcorn that was meant for the goats. Bright and rain free day. Fabulous second day. Tomorrow is the big WW2 day.

Wednesday 15th May

We’ve arrived! journey was excellent, although the weather not quite so. Just a short stop at Honfluer then straight on to Molay. Weather is brighter here. Everyone is out having fun. Good spirits and lots of fun so far.