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2017 Easy as Speaking

Following on from the initial school links started up again in 2016, a group of French students from La Ciotat again came to Bridgwater, stayed at Model Farm and linked up with Bridgwater College Academy. The French students were provided by Nathalie MacAndrew, the English students by Anna Jackson, the catering by Kath Pearce, the barbecue by Claudia Swain and the programme, the driving, the orienteering, the costumes, the admin and the extra catering by Brian Smedley.

SUN 16 APRIL Flight Marseille 11h25 Londres Gatwick 12h15 Landing at  1215 EZY8724 (EasyJet) NORTH

Collected at 1300 by Brian in a minibus. >(own arrangements for packed lunch).   tour of London Driving tour of sights of London.

1530 Museum of London* ( free) 1530-1730        >>1830 hostel 1930 meal   

OVERNIGHT  in London at YHA + evening meal included

YHA THAMESIDE Address: 20 Salter Rd, Rotherhithe, London SE16 5PR 

Mon 17 ap Breakfast;- time tbc (0815) / depart 0920 (bus will be packed with luggage)

Meet Paul for Harry Potter tour –   1000 Charing Cross rd for Leicester Square:
12h15 collected  Eastbound near Embankment GardensBorough ( Southwark street/Hop Exchange) Lunch;- sandwiches (handed out at Embankment)

15h30 St Pauls (St Pauls Churchyard) after walking across the millennium bridge ( westbound stop SH) >Kings Cross. Dropped at Pancras road (between Kings Cross & St Pancras international stations) 1730 collected again at Pancras road

1730  Kings Cross to Bridgwater (arrive 3 hours later c 2030)

2100 evening meal – steak = kidney pie/chick pie/+ salad/desert (Kath)

Tues 18 ap Breakfast 0815-full cooked (Brian)

0850-1220 Lessons at Model Farm

1220 lunch (sandwiches at model farm 1220-1250)(Kath)

1250 depart for school

1310-1445 Afternoon in Bridgwater College Academy  in interactive lessons

Cooking, Sports, Arts, Design and technology, Stylism

Afternoon – Bridgwater Town Centre-art centre costumes visit-return to Model Farm

1730-2000 rest/hot tub and

1830 evening meal/ shepherds pie-salad + desert

1900 Easter Egg Hunt (Sue and Josh Hickling)

2000 evening programme of English films

Wed 19 ap Breakfast 0815 (Brian)

0850 -1220 Lessons at Model Farm

1220 lunch (sandwiches at model farm 1220-1250) (Kath)

1250 depart for school

1310-1445 Afternoon in Bridgwater College Academy

1445-1700 Quantocks -dead womans ditch-maps-orienteering (flexible) depart 1700 >1730

1730-1900 rest/hot tub and 1900 barbecue (Claudia)  + British guests-

2000 evening programme of English films

Thur 20 ap Breakfast 0815 (Brian)

0850-1220 Lessons at Model Farm

1220 lunch (sandwiches at model farm 1220-1250) (Kath)

1250 drive to school

1310-1445 Afternoon in Bridgwater College Academy

1445-1730 Glastonbury (arrive 1515) – brief stop on Tor/

1630 afternoon cream tea at Abbey Tea Rooms-   1730 visit to clarks village Depart 2000

2030 evening meal – chicken kiev- broccoli potatoes (Kath)

2100 evening programme of English films

Fri 21 ap Breakfast 0815- full breakfast (Brian)

0850-1220 Lessons at Model Farm

1220 lunch (sandwiches 1220-1250) (Kath)

1250 depart for school

1310-1445 Afternoon in Bridgwater College Academy

1500-1730 watch films in afternoon 1730-1830 rest and hot tub 1845 drive to skittles

1900-2100 skittles/food at Bar 27(Mayor) -returned to model farm at 2130

Sat 22 ap Breakfast 0800-0900 /full day at Twinning Conference/ 1000 to Angel Place shopping centre/

French stall- French group will be provided with tables to do what they wish with in conjunction with Bridgwater-La Ciotat group (sandwiches at 1230 in Angel Place)

1500 stalls finish-French returned to Model farm

1600-1800 relax at farm + hot tub +

1815 evening meal- gammon/carrots/peas/potatoes (Kath) -quiet time at farm

1900 returned to art centre

1930-2300 Evening event at Art centre including Italian musicians + presentations on stage by different nationalities-French students to have 10 minute presentation on  la ciotat

2300 returned to Model Farm

Sun 23 Breakfast 0730-0800 (Brian)   – Programme > Gatwick via Oxford-

0800>Oxford (arrive 1015)  1015-1215 walk and `1215-1315 picnic in Oxford –

1330>Gatwick by 1530  Arrive at Gatwick by 1540 Londres Gatwick 17h40 Marseille 20h35

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