The French/History combined trip to Northern France, is a successful trip for our Year 8 pupils. The trip is offered to all pupils in Year 8.

The trip will run from Friday 5th June 2020 until Monday 8th June 2020. The price of the trip will be £400.

This is fully inclusive and includes:

  • All travel
  • Full board, accommodation, equipment and instruction
  • Group passport
  • Insurance
  • All meals in France
  • All excursions, visits and entry fees

The trip gives students a chance to experience French culture and we will visit, amongst other places, a bakery, an aquarium and a French market. The highlight of the trip is usually our visit to Bagatelle (a theme park). 

To enrich the students’ understanding of World War One and life in the trenches (taught as part of the curriculum in Year 8) we will incorporate visits to battle sites and memorials. There will also be opportunities for the students to participate in group activities on-site at the château.


We are staying in the Château Du Broutel, an 18th Century château on the outskirts of Rue. The château is situated in more than 40 acres of grounds with a private lake and can accommodate 225 pupils.

To find out more about the château, and to view the promotional video, please follow this link:


Itinerary 2020

Here is our provisional itinerary for the 2020 trip. Click the blue links to be taken to the website of the place we are visiting.                                                   

Day Morning Afternoon
Friday 5th Nausica Sea Life Centre Château for garden games
Saturday 6th Le Touqet Market/Picnic on the Beach (Lunch) Bagatelle Theme Park
Sunday 7th WW1 Memorial Sites (Thiepval, Beaumont-Hamel,Lochnagar Crater & Fricourt) Garden Games & on site activities at the château
Monday 8th Bakery Visit Supermarket and home

Payment Schedule for the 2020 Trip

£50 – Monday 12th July 2019
£75 – Monday 23rd September 2019
£75 – Monday 21st October 2019
£75 – Monday 18th November 2019
£75 – Monday 20th January 2020
£50 – Monday 16th March 2020

You can email the trip leader, Mrs Scott at if you have any questions about the trip.

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