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Residential Trips

Ballet at the Chateau...

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Preparing for home...

Our visit to Albert, Lochnagar crater, Thiepval Memorial & the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial

Paddle boarding at the chateau

Archery at the chateaux

Fun on the zip wire...

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Chocolate Factory Mmmmm - Delicious

Our first meal - "Bon appetite"

Enroute to the chateau

Waiting for the Euro Tunnel

PGL Residential

Year 4

24th to 26th April 2019


PGL 2019 Photos - click on the PDF link below

Click on the link <- to find out what some of our Y6 pupils are getting up to on our annual ski trip. This year, 24 pupils will be heading to Montgenèvre to ski from 23-30 March. 



July 2018

France 2018 Residential Group Photograph

Monday 2nd July


Waiting for the Eurostar.

First meal at the Chateau

Tuesday 3rd July


Kayaking and Raft building

Obstacle course and zip wire

Rue Tour

Wednesday 4th July

Chocolate Factory and Feathers Farm

Afternoon activities at the Chateau

Mrs Murphy's Zip Wire Crew

Thursday 5th July

Battle of the Somme Day


Ski trip 2018

Le Corbier


Outbound - Saturday 20th January John Lennon Airport, flight EZY 7263

Please arrive by 11.30a.m.


Return - Saturday 27th January Grenoble Airport, flight EZY 7264

Arriving at John Lennon Airport at approximately, 7.40 p.m. 


**Remember to pack ski socks and 2 packed lunches in your hand luggage.

( no drinks or yogurts) 




3rd-7th JULY 2017

Waiting at the Euro Tunnel

Bonjour tout le monde. We arrived safely at Chateau du Broutel and have enjoyed our first tasty meal of steak/ chicken and chips with chocolate brownie.  We are all so excited to be here and can't wait for the activities to begin.

Monday 3rd July

Chateau Olympics

Tuesday 4th July

Obstacle course & zip wire


Today the children had a fun packed morning in the grounds of the Chateau. They were split into two groups then enjoyed time on the zip wire and the obstacle course. 

Rue Tour

After a filling lunch, we put on our walking shoes and set off into Rue. Our Chateau guides told the children about the history of the town and we visited the Bell Tower, (Beffroi) the museum and local church. Afterwards, the children practised their French speaking skills  in 'Cafe du Commerce'. They ordered drinks and had ice cream whilst sitting in the sun. 

Wednesday 5th July

Chocolate Factory and Farm

Rafting and Kayaking

Thursday 6th July

Today is our final day of adventure in France and we began by visiting the town of Albert. We visited the Battle of Somme museum. This was an underground tunnel in medieval times to avoid the plague and later, during the Second World War, an air raid shelter. The children were guided through the museum which depicts many scenes of life in the trenches for all those who fought. There were also many exhibits of various rifles, trench art and other weapons used in this conflict. The children were also shown the uniform of a 'Tommy' and given the opportunity to dress up as one and feel the weight of all the equipment. Well done Levi!

Afterwards, we visited the Lochnagar crater. British sappers spent weeks prior to the 1st July 1916, digging tunnels deep under German positions. They packed the tunnel with 28 tonnes of explosives and exploded it on July 1st at 07.28, just 2 minutes before troops left their trenches. The crater is 91 metres in diameter and 21 metres in depth . The explosion was heard in London!

After lunch we visited the largest British/ French war cemetery in the world 'Thiepval'. The children had opportunity to reflect on those soldiers who gave up their lives in the Great War. They spent time looking at individual graves and lay down a cross in respect for the soldiers courage and bravery. 

Finally, at Beaumont-Hamel,  we remembered the Newfoundland Regiment's valiant advance on the 1st July. The children walked in the same trenches that the young soldiers had built back in 1916.  Of the 800 who advanced, only 68 answered the roll call at the end of the day.





Somme: Battlefields

Year 5 Trip to Chateau du Broutel


20th -24th June 2016

Waiting patiently to go through the Euro Tunnel 

Monday 20th June

Arrival at the Chateau

Bonjour everyone!! We finally arrived safely at Chateau du Broutel this evening after a long but exciting coach journey. We were immediately met by the wonderful staff who then led us all to our lovely rooms (no doubt the children will sleep well tonight after their very early wake up call). A tasty evening meal was served and then the children explored the grounds before heading off to bed. 

Tuesday 21st June

Kayaking and Rafting- Tour of Rue

Today the children had a fun packed morning in the grounds of the Chateau. They were split into two groups then got wet and wild as they took part in kayaking and raft building activities at the Lakeside. 
After a filling lunch, we put on our walking shoes and set off into Rue. Our Chateau guides told the children  about the history of the town as we visited the Bell Tower,( Beffroi) the museum and the local church. We also saw a building that used to be a public house - now holiday home- which appeared in the Harry Potter film 'The Prisoners of Azkaban'. 
Afterwards, the children had the opportunity to show off their French speaking skills and spend some of their Euros when they visited a local cafe ( Cafe du Commerce ) to buy a drink. 

Getting wet and wild by the lakeside!!

Wednesday 22nd June

Chocolate Factory & Goat Farm

The children have had another brilliant day! The morning began with a trip to the 'Beussent' chocolate factory. During the workshop, we were shown how different types of chocolate is made and moulded into shapes ready for the shops. We even got to try a few samples and spend some more euros. 
Our next stop was the goat farm. We received a warm welcome from Eliane, the owner. She spoke only  in French to the children but they were excellent at interpreting what she said. We then had the opportunity to handle and feed some of the farm animals. The children saw baby goats - chevreau, cows - vaches, chicken - poules, rabbits - lapins. Eliane then gave us a fascinating demonstration of how to make cheese from goats milk. 

The Farm