During the half term breakone hundred and thirteen of our pupils travelled by coach and ferry to Lésignynear 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 while some pupils visited the chocolate factory where they enjoyed a presentation from the chocolatier and samples from the factory.
That afternoon some pupils visited ‘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! Others visited the Louvre and the chocolate factory.
Thursday was also extremely busy, all pupils did a river cruise of the river seine and visited the Eiffel Tower where they walked up to the first and second floors and enjoyed the amazing view! Many even took the lift all the way to the summit!
As well as this some pupils visited the Arc de Triomphe and climed the 284 steps to the top while other pupils chose to tour 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, playing football and basketball on the outdoor courts 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.