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St Mary Magdalene Catholic Primary School

Growing Together in Faith and Love.

French Trip Last Day

Today has been our final day in France. It has been a lovely end to another fantastic trip.


We started the day in Ste-Mere-Eglise. The children had a chance to look round the quaint local market. They had a lovely time buying souvenirs and practising the French they'd learnt in school with Mrs Crouch. 


We had a chance to see the beautiful and very famous church. We also saw the Parachute Memorial. This shows the well-known incident involving paratrooper John Steele. The children recalled what they'd learnt, about how his parachute became caught up in the church spire. This was famously portrayed in the movie 'The Longest Day'.


Later, we had a chance to visit the Airborne Troops Museum. The children were able to see many of the original vehicles used in 1944, including the last D-Day WACO glider left in France. One of the highlights was the chance to experience what it must have felt like to be a paratrooper parachuting down to liberate Ste-Mere-Eglise in 1944.


We've just arrived back in the UK. The ferry crossing gave everyone a chance to admire the scenic views and get their sea legs!


This is the end of another lovely year six French trip. The staff at the centre see countless schools during the year. Despite this, they made a point of complimenting our school on our wonderfully-behaved children and highly professional staff.


The children have really made this trip a truly special and memorable experience. They are now looking forward to seeing their families and telling them about this fantastic experience. 


Au revoir.