Sixth Form students enjoy sunny Paris!
Just before half-term, 28 Year 12 and13 students embarked on a jam-packed Parisian adventure, taking in the sounds, sights, and some heavyweight cultural highlights of the fabled City of Lights.
The trip was open to students studying English Combined, English Literature, and French. For English Combined students, it was an excellent accompaniment to one of the core texts: an anthology of writing about Paris; for Literature students, it was a fantastic opportunity to visit one of the most literary cities on the planet; for French students, there were plenty of chances to immerse themselves in French culture. And for all of them - and the staff - there were numerous chances to dust off that French vocabulary.
Over three nights and four days, excursions included a beautiful morning at the Louvre museum of art (which houses the Mona Lisa), a tour of the subterranean Catacombs, the world-famous Père Lachaise cemetery ('home' to luminaries as diverse as Edith Piaf, Jim Morrison, and Oscar Wilde) and the chance to enjoy stunning views from the top of the Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. Other highlights included a fabulous boat trip along the Seine, and an afternoon of looking effortlessly chic while perusing the bijou delights of the Latin Quarter.
Those few days will live long in the memory. Paris dazzled in the warm sunshine, and the students conducted themselves impeccably. Paris - à bientôt!
Mr Dunn, Teacher of English