Jersey

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Everyone was at the meeting point well on time and we had a trouble free journey.The sea was calm and the fog lifted as soon as we arrived in Jersey.We have had a beautiful spring day

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 Montorgueil Castle154[2] is only five minutes away and the children had a great time exploring.The hostel is bright, comfortable and welcoming. After a hearty supper, everyone is now ready for an early night; curfew is a t 9.30 and tomorrow we are off to explore the war tunnels.

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D 2, 13th of math

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     After a pillow fight, a game of football between the beds and a few raised voices we finally got everyone off to bed and they were in fact exhausted.Breakfast at 7.45

      This morning, everyone sweet smelling and well rested.Managed to squeeze all  of us into the bus to the war tunnels.The children were very interested and worked hard at their   253


231worksheets.A pleasant walk down to the021 seafront to catch the bus into St Helier for a couple of hours shopping.Home made burger, chips and fresh  salad for supper then we corrected the quiz on the war Tunnels.Are now turning in for an early night.
D 3, 14th of march

  

Another day! Our plan was to go landsailing but this proved rather a problem as there was not a breath of wind! Instead, we were offered abseiling(for those who don’t know what it is it is basically walking down a sheer cliff (attached  - fortunately - to several ropes!) J3-1We set off in group for a walk along the coast up to St Catherine’s (one group having gone round in circles took rather longer than the others!).Some of the children were rather apprehensive but they all had a go and we were especially proud of the ones who had overcome their fear.J3-3The fog did lift today and give way to brilliant sunshine.After eating our sandwiches on the seafront we all squezed onto a bus and off we went to St Helier for a tour of the market.The most difficult part was keeping the girls away from the shops again. J3-6After another hearty supper (bangers, mash and chocolate cake) the children are now split into houses and writing up their reports of the week so far.Looking  forward to a good sleep, we are all happy but exhausted!!

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D 4, 15th of march 

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Up at 7 o’clock and breakfast at 7.45 as usual. Our outing today was to Durrell Wildlife Conservation Park where after a quick first look round, we were booked in with a young zoologist for four workshops. She told us about Gerald Durrell’s life, work and aims, why he founded the zoo....Through games and role play, she made them think about biodiversity and conservation in a fun way.J4 4

After a picnic lunch the children prepared ‘food parcels’ of bamboo and porridge which were then given to the gorillas who found them very tasty. Back to the Education J4 5centre for the last workshop, seeing and stroking bugs and reptiles. Back to the hostel which is now beginning to feel like home ! Fish and chip supper then J4 6work on their reports and quizz of the day.

Tomorrow we are hoping for a bit of a lie in with breakfast at 9 o’clock before leaving for our bushcraft course near the hostel. If we all survive our grasshopper snacks then we should be arriving in La Baule at about 20.30h – 20h45h.

 

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