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Normandy
Basic price from
£239
3 nights accom. & travel  for 40 students and 5 staff

History school trips to Normandy

History school trips to Normandy

A perfect destination for KS3 students to get under the skin of either the Norman Conquest or World War II, Normandy also offers some fascinating insights for GCSE students focussing on Norman England. Potential Norman sites include William the Conqueror’s castle in Falaise and the Bayeux Tapestry, a fantastic example of early political spin, which depicts the conquest of England from a Norman perspective. A perfect destination for KS3 students to get under the skin of either the Norman Conquest or World War II, Normandy also offers some fascinating insights for GCSE students focussing on Norman England. Potential Norman sites include William the Conqueror’s castle in Falaise and the Bayeux Tapestry, a fantastic example of early political spin, which depicts the conquest of England from a Norman perspective.

 

Suggested Itinerary

GCSE BASIC

    • day
      1

      Theme: Orientation and Geographical significance of Normandy

      • Depart for Normandy
      • Arrive at accommodation
    • day
      2

      Theme: The Second World War – D-Day Landings

      • Visit the D-Day landing beaches of Juno, Omaha and Gold
      • Arromanches 360 cinema
      • • D-Day landing museum
    • day
      3

      Theme: The Norman Conquest

      • Visit to see the Bayeux Tapestry
      • Falaise Castle
    • day
      4

      Theme: The Hundred Years War

      • Visit to Honfleur

 

Itinerary price from £285

Price details

Priced based on:

  • 3 night tour for 35 students and 4 staff

Price includes:

  • Return ferry
  • Transfers by coach
  • 3 nights’ full board accommodation
  • Standard insurance
  • Entrance to excursions based on above itinerary

 

Case Study opportunities

Key topics

The Development of Church, state and society in medieval Britain 1066-1509

The Norman Conquest

      • The Bayeux Tapestry
      • Bayeux Cathedral
      • Falaise Castle

The Second World War

      • D-Day landing beaches (Omaha, Juno and Gold)
      • Juno Beach Centre
      • Aromanches 360 cinema
      • D-Day landings museum Arromanches
      • American Cemetery

Suggested GCSE links

Suggested Education links (For History GCSE from 2016)

AQA GCSE History (8145)

2C Britain: Migration, empires and the people: c790 to the present day

      • Part one: Conquered and conqurors

Norman England, c1066-c1100

      • The Normans: conquest and control

OCR History A (Explaining the modern world)

Migration to Britain c.1000 to c.2010 (J410/08)

      • C.1000-1500

Power: Monarchy and Democracy in Britain c.1000 to 2014 (J410/09)

      • C.1000-c.1485

War and British Society c.790 to c.2010 (J410/10)

      • C.790-c.1500

OCR History B (Schools History Project)

The Norman conquest 1065-1087

      • Invasion and Victory
      • Castles

Pearson (EDEXCEL) GCSE (9-1) History (1HI0)

Option B1: Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1060-88

      • The last years of Edward the Confessor and the succession crisis
      • The rival claimants for the throne

EDUQAS (WJEC)

1A. Conflict and upheaval: England, 1337-1381

      • The start of the Hundred Years War
      • The course of the Hundred Years War

Accommodation

Normandy Accommodation - UNCMT Tailleville

UNCMT Tailleville

  • Designed for school groups
  • All you need for your groups

Designed for school groups, the UNCMT Tailleville is a great alternative to the Chateau.

Location: Located between Caen and Bayeux.

Facilities: Multiple classrooms and activity rooms, a TV room and plenty of outdoors space.

Accommodation: All the rooms have en-suite facilities.

Meals: Meals available.

Normandy Accommodation - CPCV Normandie

CPCV Normandie

  • Only a few steps away from the beach
  • Purpose built holiday centre

A purpose built holiday centre, this accommodation is great for our groups travelling to Normandy.

Location: Located in Houlgate, this centre is only a few steps away from the beach.

Facilities: There is a TV room, a classroom and it is located in a park.

Accommodation: All the rooms have en-suite facilities.

Meals: Meals available.

Normandy Accommodation - Les Tourelles

Les Tourelles

  • Centrally located right on the beach
  • Indoor heated pool

This centre is fantastic and situated right on the beach in the lovely village of Asnelles and has an indoor heated swimming pool.

Location: Located in the small coastal village of Asnelles, a stone’s throw from Arromanches.

Facilities: 24 hr reception, Meeting rooms, Dining room with sea view, recreation room, Volleyball/Basketball/Football area, Large grassy area and an indoor heated pool.

Accommodation: Sleeps 150 people over 2 buildings plus an annexe of chalet style accommodation. All rooms have en-suite facilities.

Meals: Full Board- continental breakfasts, packed lunches and 3 course evening meals using local produce and in season vegetables.

Normandy Accommodation - Les Joies du Rivages

Les Joies du Rivages

  • Dining room with sea view of Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer
  • Indoor heated pool

Situated right on the beach of Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, a small fishing village at the eastern end of Juno beach

Location: Located in the small coastal village of Asnelles, a stone’s throw from Arromanches.

Facilities: 24 hr reception, Meeting rooms, Dining room with sea view, recreation room, Large grassy area and an indoor heated pool.

Accommodation: Sleeps 150 people over 3 floors plus chalet style self-catering accommodation on the grounds. All rooms have en-suite facilities.

Meals: Full Board- continental breakfasts, packed lunches and 3 course evening meals using local produce and in season vegetables.


Subject Specific Excursions

Guild of Battlefield Guided Tours

Take advantage of our excellent tour guides to enhance your students understanding of the events which took place. Each of our five guides have many years of experience undertaking tours to Normandy, and will provide your group with an engaging and insightful experience – this is an opportunity not to be missed!

Arromanches 360° cinema

The Arromanches 360, created for the 50th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings, presents an exceptional film, "The Price of Freedom". Projected on 9 screens in a circular cinema, this gives a very vivid explanation of what happened and why.

D-Day Landings Museum, Arromanches

Using a scale model and a film, this museum shows how the formidable challenge of creating the Arromanches artificial harbour was managed. The liberation of Normandy is displayed through an exhibition and military equipment.

Bayeux Tapestry Museum

The famous medieval tapestry tells the story of the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. The visit includes a preparation section where models, maps, photos, text and a film interpret the historical context of the tapestry and explain the scenes it depicts.

Juno Beach Centre

The centre presents the war effort made by all Canadians, civilian and military alike, both at home and on the various fronts during the Second World War, as well as the manifold faces of contemporary Canadian society.

Bayeux: Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum

Located just a few minutes from the Landing Beaches this museum offers a detailed presentation of the conflicts which unfurled in Normandy between 7th June and 29th August 1944. The exhibition includes equipment, uniforms, themed areas and a short film of archive material.

Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!

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