In May 2017 we welcomed a group of young learners from France on a short educational trip to The New Forest. The group arrived late on a Wednesday evening on the ferry from Le Harve. A coach was waiting to transport the 27 students and 3 teachers to the beautiful venue of Foxlease in Lyndhurst.
They were given a warm welcome on arrival and were shown to their rooms by the staff at Foxlease – 27 tired but excited students and 3 tired and relieved teachers!
The first day started with an introduction to The New Forest, some language to help in the activities and some essential training in P’s and Q’s and do’s and don’ts!
Then the fun started! The group was split into three and they embarked on a day full of outside activities. The activities designed to get them speaking in English. They had team building activities such as raft building, the crate challenge, archery and the infamous zip wire! After a day full of fun, they had a camp fire in the evening where they toasted marshmallows, drank hot chocolate and sang good old camp fire songs!
The group went to Beaulieu Palace and Motor Museum – the coach picked them up for an early start and the group spent the day immersed in culture, cars and a little bit of rain! They loved the journey through The New Forest where they saw the horses, cows and donkeys roaming freely. In the evening they had a sing song and danced to some live music at Foxlease – they even managed to get their teachers up and dancing!
Saturday morning arrived very quickly and we waved goodbye to the reluctant students as their time with us had come to an end. It had been a very successful trip for the group who we are welcoming back this year for a longer stay in May this year.