Thank you to Nabeel K who has sent us this summary of his E Week trip!
On Monday 13th of June at 3:00am, I woke up to get ready to leave the house as I had to be at Sandringham Crescent for 4 am. I was expecting everyone to be tired, but all students were packed with joy and excitement. After a long coach journey, we finally boarded the ferry. After an exhausting journey we were finally at the hostel and had a basic dinner. After dinner, we got ready for the beach but it was cancelled as the tides were high. So i got ready for bed then got into bed, wrapped my blanket around me and dozed off, ready for day 2.
Day 2: I woke up still thinking I was at home but I was still in my room. We ate toast and cereal for breakfast and I was surprised that there was not a croissant in sight! We then headed off to the town of Dinan. When we got there we answered questions in the booklet and went to the church which was huge with lots of colourful paned windows mainly telling the story of Jesus. We then made our way to St Lunaire where we had lunch and walked on the beach. We visited a house and whilst we were standing outside Mr Gray told us a ghost story! We also went to Côte d'Emeraude (Emerald Coast) where we went rock pooling . Although I didn’t catch any fish it was nonetheless still fun trying to! After dinner we went to the beach where once again, I stood in the tide staring into the sunset.
Day 3: First thing we visited the hyper market where I stocked up on snacks. We then drove to the oyster farm and the moment and I could tell the moment we arrived due to the smell! We were shown how oysters were harvested and we watched a film about the history of oysters. We were then allowed to try the oysters and there were some mixed reviews. So I passed on the oysters. We then left to go to the beach and have lunch after which we made our way over to the cider factory. The fun part was tasting the apple juice as since it was so hot the apple juice was quite refreshing. After dinner at the hostel we went to the beach and played beach ball.
Day 4: We went to the aquarium where I saw a shark. In my opinion, it was the best aquarium I have seen in a long time. A few hours later we arrived in the town of Cancale were we had lunch then walked around seeing the sights. My friend and I interviewed a shopkeeper on a break and a lovely couple. We practised our French but the shopkeeper knew English. Then we headed back over to the hostel for one last dinner in St Malo. We packed our bags and went to bed early this time as it was going to be an early start.
Day 5: At 6am we were ready with all our bags and suitcases ready for a 14 hour journey. I was a bit homesick by then so I was glad I was going home. We arrived back at Sandringham’s entrance were everyone’s parents gathered. I then got off the bus and waited for my mum and she was happy to see me after being in France for a week.
Mrs E Kincaid