On the 3rd of May 2013 at 5am, we set off to Paris. At around mid-day we arrived at the channel tunnel, after half an hour we arrived in France, we travelled for another 4 hours and then arrived in Paris.
On that night we visited the Sacre Coeur, and had a look around, and took lots of pictures. We learned that it opened in 1914 and also the name Sacre Coeur means ‘sacred heart’ in English. After having a look around and we walked down to the restaurant,and had chicken and chips that was tasty. However, Jess and Laura decided to tip a bottle of Pepsi all over Niamh’s meal, which Sarah happily then ate. After our meal we walked back to the bus and walked through the Parisian streets to the hotel.
On the second day we had to get up early. We made our way down to breakfast which was typically french with hot chocolate and various breads including pain au chocolat. Firstly, we went on the Bateaux Mouches and saw all the main monuments in Paris from the river. We saw a bridge that was covered in bike locks - people can demonstrate their love to eachother via attaching the padlock to the bridge! Later we learned that people write love notes on the padlocks and throw the key in the Seine River to symbolise their love lasting forever. Afterwards we went up the Montparnasse, the tallest building in France. The view was amazing as you could see all the places we’d visited and that we were going to visit. Then we went to the Champs Elysees. Some people went to the Arc de Triomphe and learnt that there is a grave of an unknown soldier in the Arc. In the afternoon, we visited Notre Dame and we discovered that Miss Camm is brilliant at pulling beautiful faces! The group had pancakes for tea. In the evening we went up the Eiffel tower. When we got back down, the tower lit up and it was beautiful.
On the third day we went to Disneyland. It was awesome!
The next day, we had to get up early, packed our belongings, had breakfast and tarvelled home. Once we arrived back in England, Miss Froggatt awarded prizes for the fussiest, most in your face, bravest, most excited about Disney, funniest and grumpiest travellers (Mr Radcliffe won this!). We also all were given Eiffel Tower key rings from Mrs Camm. Overall I think we all found the trip brilliant fun and we would all like to thank Mrs Camm, Mrs Chapman, Mr Radcliffe and Miss Froggatt for taking us.
During the trip all the students became more confident in speaking French, and became more confident overall, learnuing how to be independent and behave away from home (some of us for the first time without parents). A school trip to France is something that I would recommend that all students.take advantage of given the opportunity.
Mrs C. Camm - French Teacher