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Over the past week Year 6 travelled to a traditional French chateau in Normandy. Once there, we were faced with a wide range of activities and challenges which we had to overcome, from the treacherous mud assault course to bread making. The Mud Assault Course was one of the best activities which every person threw themselves into with extreme enthusiasm. Everyone seemed glad at the rare opportunity of rolling in the mud and was eager to participate in the different obstacles that the course consisted of. I think the obstacle that most of us liked best was swinging on the rope swing, which was suspended above a lake of murky, freezing water. By the end we were all filthy and shivering but the fun that we had on the activity made up for it. Another activity that put huge grins on our faces was canoeing. Canoeing, like the mud assault course, was an activity which appealed to most of us as it guaranteed us getting wet and cold yet again! During canoeing we were playing a series of different games like who could collect the most floating balls and follow the leader in canoes. It was enormous fun and everyone came out freezing and drenched due to the amount of collisions and capsizing that took place during the session. We also did other activities such as fencing, archery, aeroball, bread making, rock climbing as well as a scavenger hunt, sports tournament and many more. However, the activities were not the only things we got up to. We went on several trips too. One of the places that we visited was a French market in a nearby village, where most of us purchased souvenirs and gifts for our families. There was an array of various items such as scarfs, caps, sunglasses, wooden animals, key rings and sweets, which proved extremely popular amongst us. On another occasion we visited the 360 Theatre to watch a clip about the Second World War. We were all extremely enthralled by the battle and defence of the beaches: Sword Beach, Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Juno Beach and Gold Beach. Then we visited the actual batteries. It was an amazing experience and a special privilege to see the real, life-size batteries which were used all those years ago. After that we visited the American Cemetery and Museum. We were drawn to the interesting artefacts and were shocked and amazed at the number of brave soldiers who sacrificed themselves for freedom, justice and for us to live. It was an amazing experience to be taken abroad and we are very lucky and fortunate to have been able to do this. We are very grateful to all of the staff who gave up a week to ensure our safety. It was a fantastic way to end our experience at Kew College and I am sure that there will never be another like it. Olivia 6B

132 Issue Friday 17th May 2013.  

132 Issue Friday 17th May 2013.

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