Year 8 Leavers’ Trip Blog Day 3


This morning was a nice relaxed affair, with an activity – football, run, yoga or boules – followed by breakfast (delicious again). We then split into two groups again, with the 8AG group doing orienteering and the 8S group whitewater rafting.

Whitewater Rafting

We headed into the boats where we were given safety procedures to follow, then we got straight in and away into the cold water. A few people fell out including Max and Isobel. We did “Bonzai” a lot, going over large rapids and swimming. We reached our destination and drove back. Getting splashed by other boats wasn’t fun until our instructor went over and threw them all over the side! It was fun, exciting, exhilarating, and cold, especially for the first timers!

Ella and Gabrielle


We did the Orienteering in the morning. It included a series of questions about Seix that we had to search around the village to find the answers to. This included talking to the locals in French – whether they understood our French, I’m not sure! We split into groups of 6 and later split into 2s and 3s to make the job quicker. I found out that 110 people from Seix died in the Algerian War in 1954 – 62. Also, I found out that Seix is in the 9th department. It was nice to get to know the village better and we soon found out that all the locals are very nice and willing to help us out. After this, we went to the Sports Hall and played continuous cricket. It proved very competitive. Lunch was delicious – Calamari for starters, burgers and potatoes for a main course, followed by Apple Tart for dessert.  Overall, we think the village of Seix is sweet, quiet and friendly, and rustic.

Rosie P and Tilly (and Rosie J for the final word!!!!)

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