“A change is as good as a rest” they say and in trying to give all students of French and German at Rushden the opportunity to have a cultural experience abroad, the MFL department (of two staff) realised last year that they would need to make some changes.

After running the Paris trip for over 8 years, it was decided to change this to a day trip to France so that we then had the time (and energy) to offer our German students a trip too.

The first of these new and exciting trips left Rushden Academy at 4am on Friday 12th July, destined for the Opal coast in Northern France. We caught the Eurotunnel to Calais where it was then just a short drive to the P&J Chocolate Factory where we were booked in for a workshop and demonstration. We were shown how cocoa beans are used to make the chocolate and we learnt some facts and figures on how different chocolates are made, watching a short video and completing a quiz at the same time. The students were then given the opportunity to decorate their own chocolate which was then packed up to bring home while we all bought some gifts to take home.

From there we travelled on to Boulangerie Escouilles, a bakery with over 150 years of history of baking bread using traditional methods and only four ingredients. Bruno the baker talked us through the process and the students got to roll their own bread. There were lots of samples on offer including some (huge) freshly baked pain au chocolat. We were also able to buy some ‘pain’ to take home. Bruno spoke very little English but it was great to see Rushden Academy students listening and working out what he was telling them – with a little bit of help from Mrs Brainwood!

Modern Foreign Languages Department

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