June 2014: Students taste French life


FOOD dominated a trip to France for 41 Year 8 students at Haslingden High School.

They visited a bakery and learnt new skills, which they put to good use when they held their own French evening in their chateau.

They went to a chocolate makers and a goat farm where they learnt how to make cheese from the milk.

Lead teacher Sian Nixon said: “We went to Saint Omer near Calais and they enjoyed lots of visits to food places and they also went bowling and visited an aquarium.”

For one student, Hannah Ormerod, 13, there was also a trip to the hospital when she tore ligaments in her leg while playing football and ended up hobbling for the rest of the trip.

Liam Fyldes, 13, said: “At the goat farm we held ducklings and then a farm worker explained about how they make cheese.  The best bit was when we had to translate what she was saying.”

Mrs Nixon said: “It was the first time we have run this trip but I am hoping we will be able to repeat it again.”