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Easter In Paris

By 20 April 2023No Comments

During the Easter break, 50 Year 8 pupils had the fantastic opportunity to visit Paris. We set off on Good Friday, so we experienced Easter in France. The visit started with a trip to Versailles, walking around the gardens in the sunshine. We also visited the palace, with the famous Hall of Mirrors known in history as the location where the Treaty of Versailles was signed, ending the First World War. 

On the second day, we went into Paris, taking a boat trip on the River Seine (pictured below right) to take photos of the main sites. We also had the perfect opportunity to take pictures of the Mona Lisa in the Louvre in the afternoon. 

The pupils were thrilled to spend a day in DisneyLand, testing their limits on the scariest rides for the more adventurous members of the group. All the pupils enjoyed the atmosphere and meeting their favourite Disney characters.

Our final day in Paris was spent exploring the Cité des Sciences, Europe’s largest science museum (pictured above left). Pupils took part in experiments and learned about robots and the human body. To end the trip, we walked along Les Champs Élysées, commonly regarded as the most beautiful avenue in the whole world, striking a pose in front of L’Arc de Triomphe (pictured top).

Pupils took every opportunity to practise their French speaking skills, and members of the public were impressed with how polite our pupils were as they engaged with all the activities on offer, learning about culture, history and language, along with life skills such as time management and communication. The pupils truly represented the Sharples family, and everyone involved, all staff and pupils, had a fantastic time in France. Thank you to Miss Boardman, Mrs Ali, Mr Barnes and Mr McCann for making the trip possible and giving the pupils this amazing opportunity.