All things French for student residential

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Wed 24th January 2024

Students from the David Nieper Academy in Alfreton have recently enjoyed a residential trip to France.
Miss Curwen at the academy said of the trip to France: “For the first time since Covid, we were able to offer our students a residential abroad in Normandy, France.
“Fifty-two linguist enthusiasts joined the trip and were able to experience all the beauty and history that Normandy has to offer.
“We visited historical places such as Mont Saint Michel and the Abbey, where to this day both monks and nuns reside.
“We spent some time in Bayeux town, Fougères Castle, and the D-Day War Museum alongside the war cemetery. This was also accompanied by a visit to the 360-degree cinema in Arromanches, situated on the top of a hill overlooking the remains of the man-made docking area from the D-Day battle.
“There were lots of early starts, with walks along the beaches of Ouistreham to blow the cob-webs away and evening walks to the local shops to grab some supplies.”
Miss Curwen continued: “During our trip, we stayed at the Hotel de Normandy in Saint-Aubain-sur-Mer, where the group was accommodated by the staff and had the opportunity to try traditional French cuisine like croque-monsieur and potato dauphinoise.
“Our students’ behaviour during the trip was exemplary; they showed interest, respect, and politeness towards members of the public, staff, and each other.
“I am truly grateful for the support of the parents/carers and the staff that joined the residential school to make this a successful and unforgettable trip for all.”

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Photos from the David Nieper Academy website.

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