Year 8 and 9 students had the experience of a lifetime during the first week of their Easter break, exploring the capital, culture and historic richness of France.
A late start on the night of Friday 8th April, the school’s excited touring party navigated a long coach journey south, arriving at their Northern France chateau on Saturday.
The first day’s outing was a respectful journey back in time, visiting the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, where students were able to learn about the sacrifices made by soldiers during the Second World War, as well as getting up-close viewing of bomb craters, bunkers and gun placements. The afternoon was spent exploring the picturesque island of Mont-Saint-Michel.
It was a capital visit the day after, with the 180-strong party exploring the Rue de Rivoli and spending an afternoon scaling the magnificent Eiffel Tower. Showing brilliant behaviour walking up to the first floor, the students then had the opportunity to absorb the Parisian views from the landmark’s second level.
For many students, Tuesday was the highlight of the trip: a chance to experience the wonder and magic of Disneyland. A non-stop, vibrant day of rides, iconic characters and street parades, the students and staff had tremendous fun, ensuring their day at the world-famous theme park was as magical as they imagined.
The students’ behaviour and conduct – not just at Disneyland, but throughout the entire trip – was exemplary. Receiving kind and warm comments from the chateau’s manager, as well as members of the public, our Year 8 and 9s were a credit to the school, the area and their families.