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Archive for: December, 2012

Lille trip – day three by Jason Sisca and Luke Holland

Lille trip – day three by Jason Sisca and Luke Holland

We woke up looking forward to our return to Sandbach but before that we went to Cite Europe and walked around the shopping centre for the last time in France. We bought a massive sweet thing that looked like a big cake and we ate it on the ferry. After that we had to repeat […]

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Lille day three

Lille day three

Up again for breakfast at 7.30. All the boys look very tired this morning. Mr Chell is checking all the rooms now before we get on the coach for the journey home. We’ll be stopping at a big hyper market near the ferry port to get one or two last minute gifts and some lunch […]

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Lille trip – day two by Austin Livesey

Lille trip – day two by Austin Livesey

The coach journey into Bruge was quite eventful. As we entered the city the weather was awful; wind and rain. However the various Christmas markets were exceptional from a tourist’s perspective. There were lots of Belgian chocolate shops and the chocolate was AMAZING! The chocolate sculpture that the chocolatiers made were rather ‘interesting’. The ice […]

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Lille trip – day one by Sam Allcock and Jason Sisca

As we entered Lille we experienced how the French decorate their beautiful and remarkable historic buildings. As we took our first steps into the city we had a browse around the traditional French Christmas markets. For dinner we had sausages in semi-burnt baguettes.

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Lille/Bruges day two

Lille/Bruges day two

So we were woken at 7.30 by the teachers knocking on our doors. Some of us actually slept through it… and the thumping on the door… and the bedroom phones ringing… and our mobiles! Eventually we all made it to breakfast. Bread, croissant and pain au chocolate with butter and jam, coffee and juice. It […]

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Lille trip day one

Lille trip day one

We managed to set off from School before seven o’clock this morning and headed south to Dover, stopping at the Service Station on the way. We made it to Dover in good time but unfortunately there wasn’t space on the earlier ferry so we waited for the next one which was empty. We basically had […]

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Happy Christmas

The last two weeks have been a busy time as we draw towards the end of term. The performances of Richard III were a sell out and justifiably so. The production was stunning and the cast superb. The advent of live streaming at school allowed others to enjoy the performance on the Friday night – […]

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MFL trip to the Christmas Markets in France & Belgium

Boys from key stages three and four, studying French, will be traveling out to Lille and Bruges from this Wednesday for a jolly festive frolic around the markets. Look out for their blog – here – with photos, news and views to hopefully get you all in the Christmas mood.

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A Sad Day

Last Monday was a very sad day at the school as we said goodbye to Joe Devlin. The Sixth Form and some staff represented the school in paying their respects by standing at the bottom of the driveway as the funeral cortege passed the school on its way to St Mary’s church. During the service, […]

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