French trip 2013

 

Year 10 French Trip 2013

This year’s annual French trip took place from the 9th – 13th June 2013.  The action packed trip gave Year 10 pupils the opportunity to use their French in an authentic environment, to marvel at the beauty of the impressive sites of Paris and the surrounding area and to visit some of the most popular tourist destinations. 

Monday involved an impressive tour of the Stade de France, where pupils and staff had the privilege of not only seeing around the grounds but also of visiting the dressing rooms and the Presidential Box.  This was followed by a visit to Chartres and the Château de Versailles. 

Day two was the long awaited trip to Disneyland.  Pupils and staff spent 14 hours going on all the famous rides before being treated to a spectacular lights and fireworks display for the 20th anniversary finale.

Wednesday allowed pupils to appreciate many of the sites of Paris.  The day began with a trip to the top of the Eiffel tower followed by a boat trip on Les Bateaux Mouches, before a leisurely afternoon around the Notre Dame.  The day finished with a coach night tour of Paris and a meal in a typically French restaurant.

On Thursday there was just some time for some last minute shopping in Val d’Europe before heading to the airport early to thankfully avoid any of the strike chaos which had been affecting airports throughout the week.

All pupils and staff had a fantastic time and pupils gained a lot from being able to communicate in French and from seeing the size and beauty of the famous landmarks in real life.