The King's (The Cathedral) School

Peterborough

Year 7 Trip to France

King's pupils on the loose across the Channel!

On Saturday 23 March, 65 pupils from Year 7 and six members of staff travelled to northern France for a day visit to Boulogne-sur-Mer. Having left the School at 2am on the Saturday morning, and after crossing the Channel via the Tunnel, the group arrived in Boulogne-sur-Mer at approximately 9am French time.

The first activity of the day was a visit to the beautiful Notre Dame cathedral in the old town, followed by a stroll in the nearby cobbled streets and square. The group then walked through the new town to reach the Brasserie Hamiot for a two course lunch which the pupils ordered very competently in French!

In the afternoon, the group visited France's national aquarium, Nausicaa. After a fascinating tour of the vast array of sea life contained in the aquarium (including sharks!), the group then boarded the coach and drove the short distance up the coast back to Calais, where they spent some time in Cité Europe, a huge shopping complex next to the Tunnel terminal.

Finally, it was back on the coach to go through the Tunnel and complete the return journey, arriving back in Peterborough at 11.30pm,  having had a fantastic day in a beautiful French city.