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Our Year 5 children take part in a 4 day residential to northern France at the end of the summer term. The children stay in the magnificent Chateau du Broutel near the town of Rue in several acres of beautiful grounds. During their stay the children have the opportunity to take part in several adventurous activities including kayaking, rafting and abseiling. They also take part in evening activities ranging from the Chateau Olympics to a camp fire. In order to develop their cultural knowledge of France the children visit a goat farm where they have the opportunity to see how the animals are looked after and how goat’s cheese is made in the farmer’s kitchen! The children also visit a chocolate factory and see how chocolate is produced. This enhances the work that Year 5 do in their ‘Chocolate’ topic during the year. One of the highlights of the visit is a visit to the town of Albert in the Somme. This area was in the heart of the fighting in the Great War. During the day the children visit the famous Battle of the Somme Museum and then visit the memorial site at Thiepval before visiting the trenches at the Newfoundland Regiment Memorial.