Started the day with another very French experience, enjoying the colourful and various stalls of the market in the beautiful town of Alençon. From strawberries, cheese, honey, saussicon sec and crêpes, pupils practised buying food in French under a bright blue sky.
Next we headed towards 'Les Chèvres de la Saffrie', where we had our picnic in a lovely spring garden. Tony, the farmer, enchanted the children with his lecture, all in French, about the life of the goats 🐐 on the farm. Pupils impressed us with their French comprehension skills, translating the detailed information. And now to the moment that all pupils were looking forward to: entering the barn and meeting the forty goats, the four billy goats and over seventy really cute kids! One of which was born just minutes before, still covered in amniotic fluid, but straight away trying to stand up. Pupils enjoyed holding the kids, meeting, petting and feeding the mothers whilst the boys rather enjoyed meeting Thor, the proud father!
We then returned to the outdoor classroom where we found out about the different shapes of goat cheese and how much milk is needed for each one. We were lucky to taste the first cheese of the season and some parents will be privileged to try some when the pupils are getting home.
What a memorable day, we were all very sad to leave Tony and his goats but soon perked when pupils were able to spend their last Euros in the local supermarket.