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France comes to MGJ for special year 6 week - 21 May 2010

For children who didn’t join the residential trip to France, a special program of activities was arranged. Pour les enfants qui n'ont pas adhéré au voyage résidentiel en France, un programme spécial d'activités a été organisée.

On Monday the party walked to Waitrose to buy a variety of French foods including croissants, French bread, saucisson (sausage), olives, cheeses and Orangina. They had great fun tasting these in the afternoon and filled in a "Taste Chart" to record what they found. The children were quite relieved when at the last minute we were unable to provide any snails!  Our kitchen staff very kindly gave their time too and on Tuesday they helped the children make their own bread - some baguettes and some other more unusual shapes. All were delicious. Thank you very much Nicky and Sue.
On Wednesday, we walked to Horley again to visit Mud Pie Ceramics. The 2 hours spent there passed so quietly and in utmost concentration. The results will be back in a few days when they have been fired.

In the afternoon the group helped to create our new Bug Hotel in the Wildlife area. Mrs. Clarke, who looks after our Sensory Garden had arranged a collection of recycled materials to build the ‘Bug Hotel’ and directed the construction. The result is fantastic and we look forward to a wide variety of bugs taking up residence soon. Thank you to Mrs. Clark for all her hard work. 

During the week the children were also able to have more swimming time and spent time doing research so they could make a booklet or presentation on France.
All in all the children had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed their special week.