Erasmus „Born equal, live different“ – Diary France 1st May – 6th May 2022
Sunday 01st May
The German team arrived in Paris on Sunday afternoon and were picked up by bus. After a short ride to the airport, the Greek colleagues and students joined us for the 4-hour ride to St Lo.
The French team greeted us at the hotel before we checked in and then and went straight to our rooms in order to rest.
Monday 02nd May
In the morning the international group was picked up at the hotel and taken directly to school where the headmaster Mr Clement warmly greeted everyone.
After the welcoming speech we did a tour of the beautiful Bon Sauveur Collège and had a break with treats and coffee before visiting the historic town of Saint Lo with a guide.
In the afternoon the students produced a film on a medalist at the Paralympic Games and made bracelets in the colours of the partners and then had free time to explore the town.
Tuesday 03rd May
On Tuesday the bus ride took us to Colleville and Caen, where we first visited the World War Cemetery of Colleville sur Mer and then strolled the Omaha beach.
Next, we visited the castle of Caen, the Abbaye aux Dames and had time to enjoy the good food and the sun in the magnificent city of Caen, before returning to the hotel in the evening.
Wednesday 04th May
This day was mainly devoted to sport. The students enjoyed playing wheelchair basketball, goalball, a boccacia game with blindfolds and sitting volleyball, all in honour of the Paralympic International Day on 23rd June.
In the afternoon everybody was hungry and enjoyed cooking and consuming typical desserts of each country.
The evening stood at our free disposal. Some students returned to the hotel by bus and others walked back.
Thursday 05th May
Much to our surprise, the unique and interesting program was even exceeded on Thursday, by the trip to Mont Saint-Michel where we met a guide and enjoyed wandering around the castle and wading through the incoming tide.
Everyone was fascinated by the beautiful castle perched on a rocky islet in the midst of vast sandbanks.
Then we carried on to the Saint Malo, a walled city with is many historic buildings and sea vistas where everyone had time to his or her own disposal and enjoyed strolling around, shopping or just relaxing in one of the many cafes and restaurants.
On arrival back at the hotel we were able to freshen up and have a short rest before meeting at the pizzeria directly next to our hotel for the farewell dinner with all of the students and teachers.
Friday 06th May
On Friday morning, gifts and certificates were granted and farewells were given before departing to Paris.
All in all, the trip was an amazing success with one highlight following the other. Both teachers and students set off home with many new impressions and valuable experiences and some will surely return to this magnificent region.
Thank you to everyone involved in making it possible!