YEAR 8 students from Bridlington School experienced a taste of life on the other side of the channel.
42 students, many visiting their Gallic near-neighbours for the first time, spent two days in Boulogne, France last week as part of a school trip.
Their first visit out was to a French ‘boulangerie’ where the students had the opportunity to learn how to make croissants and to hear about baking French bread from a baker.
Next stop was Nausicaa, Europe’s largest aquarium, where students were delighted to be greeted by very acrobatic sea lions - and some youngsters even braved stroking the rays.
After a short walk up the hill to the old town and a fascinating visit to the chateau and museum the group arrived at their overnight accommodation. A three course French meal was enjoyed by all and there was even time for some table football and a disco.
The next day saw the students visit a chocolate factory and have the chance to shop at a French hypermarket.
After a swift return to England by Eurotunnel the coach arrived back in Bridlington; this had been a first visit to France for many students.