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Residential trip sees first year pupils enjoy an Easter break in France

First Year pupils on residential in France

First year pupils crossed the Channel during the Easter break to spend four days in the Picardy region of France.

Nearly 80 pupils enjoyed beautiful spring weather as they explored the quaint town of Rue, gazed in wonder at the stunning cathedral in Amiens and enjoyed a trip to a sea life centre, as well as playing team games at the 18th century chateau where they stayed.

The children practised their French in the shops and markets and sampled snails and frogs’ legs for dinner. The verdict? “They taste like a mixture between fish and chicken!” said Freya Ferguson of 1S.

The trip, led by Mr Roger Wallington, the head of lower school, and Mrs Helen Lawson, the head of first year, is now in its sixth year.

“We run at least two residential trips for first year pupils each year,” said Mrs Lawson. “The experience of being away from home is an important confidence boost for children of this age. The pupils were wonderful and were a credit to Stockport Grammar School.”