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Coombes Girls School

Opal Coast Trip

The Opal Coast Trip for Year 7 students has become a highlight of the year for many.

Although it is a quick visit for the day, it generates enjoyable, lasting memories for both staff and students. As the first international trip of the year for Year 7s, it is a wonderful opportunity to experience French culture.

After arriving in France, our group met in a patisserie and were split into two groups. Students then learned the process of making bread and croissants.  Our students enjoyed a fantastic visit and made the most of the opportunity to immerse themselves in the French language.  The trip also involved a tour of Boulogne (the old town, market place and cathedral) as well as taking in the cliffs of Cap Blanc Nez and the sea promenade in Wimereux.

Mr Wozniak , who runs the trip, has said the experience was, “An amazing day out packed with croissants, pains au chocolat, views of white cliffs and happy students.”

One Year 7 student wrote, “The Opal Coast Trip was fun for lots of reasons: making croissants, and visiting a real French patisserie among them! I loved walking up the cliffs and taking pictures of the magnificent views!”