Paris Trip 2017
Shortly before the half term break sixty-three of our pupils travelled by coach and ferry to Lésigny near Paris. Everyone was very excited to arrive in France. We arrived at our accommodation ‘Chateau de Grande Romaine’ where we enjoyed settling in, having an evening meal and participating in the evening activities. On the next day some spent the morning at the chateau taking part in a variety of outdoor activities.
Pupils had the chance to try a range of activities including abseiling, climbing and archery. Other pupils visited the Louvre where they took a great interest in the art and particularly enjoyed the Mona Lisa and the Napoleonic apartments.
The afternoon was spent by some pupils visiting the ‘Stade de France’ where pupils had a guided tour of the entire stadium including the players and referees changing rooms, the presidents suite and even the prison! Other pupils visited the chocolate factory where they enjoyed a presentation from the chocolatier and samples from the factory.
Thursday was also extremely busy, all pupils visited the Eiffel Tower where some walked up to the first and second floors and enjoyed the amazing view! Many pupils were even brave enough to take a further lift to the summit! Pupils also took a very relaxing cruise down the River Seine with audio commentary.
As well as all of this pupils visited the Arc de Triomphe and climbed the 284 step spiral staircase to the top! Other pupils chose to spend the afternoon touring the magnificent Notre Dame cathedral.
On Saturday we spent the entire day at Disneyland in Paris visiting both the main Disneyland Park and also Walt Disney Studios.
Evenings were spent learning how to make crêpes, watching French films and enjoying a fantastic last night disco.
The trip was a great success where all students were immersed in French culture and took every opportunity to practise their language skills.
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