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Day 2 at the Chateau

Posted by Mrs Scott on June 25, 2016

The day started in beautiful sunshine and a short coach journey to the largest British and Commonwealth cemetery in France.  With 4000 British and Commonwealth graves and a large number of German graves, it was a sad, but respectful sight.  We laid our Ross High School remembrance wreath, with words written by David Coventry on the card:

Take a moment now, just pause,

And think about the cost of wars

Four thousand people here interred

And all because of foolish words.

We remembered them:

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.

We will remember them.

The pupils found the grave of Stanley Bates VC, the only British soldier to be awarded the VC in the battle of Normandy, as well as the grave of Mr J. Barnes, a family member of one of our school staff.

From the sombreness of remembrance, we headed to the hustle and bustle of the Bayeux Market, picking up a bargain or three.  Pupils enjoyed using their French to purchase different French delicacies from the stalls and in the shops.  The most excitement came from tasting French bread saying it tasted so so different from bread at home!!

Lunch was had in the shadow of the impressive Bayeux Cathedral, before a little shopping trip, swim in the heated outdoor pool and finally dinner in our Chateau.

The pupils enjoyed their evening activities of Blind Man’s Trail, Rounders and It’s a knock out, before finishing the night off with crepes and various fillings.  Although it was a relaxing day there seemed to be something happening every second.  As it is Saturday it is a bit later to bed tonight before our action packed day tomorrow.  Vive la France….


‘I never used to like French food, but I am loving everything I’ve tried here’.2016 Normanday Day 2 Web Pics-2