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Students Enjoy Memorable Half Term Trip To Paris

On the last day before half-term, 60 pupils in Years 8 and 9 left for Paris full of excitement. Despite a long bus journey through the night, the group arrived at the Paris Catacombs in high spirits and ready to learn about, and indeed see, the somewhat gruesome history of Paris' overflowing cemeteries from the 18th century.

The following day saw the students visit Disneyland where the group enjoyed numerous rollercoaster rides, a parade of Disney characters and shops full of Disney memorabilia. In the evening, the group headed to the Montparnasse Tower to see spectacular night time views of some of Paris' famous landmarks.

Early on Sunday morning, the group started the day with a cruise down the River Seine, taking in views such as Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. The next stop was the famous art museum, the Louvre, where the group took a historical walking tour, led by Mr Newbould, to the Champs Élysées finishing at the Arc de Triomphe.

The group then went on a tour of France's national stadium, the 'Stade de France', where students received a detailed insight into the regular sports fixtures and music concerts that take place there from tour guides.

The final evening comprised of a Quiz Night where teams had to create the best Eiffel Tower out of tin foil and answer some tough general knowledge and historical questions on what they had the seen during the trip.

The group departed early on Monday morning, visiting a small chocolate factory on the way home where they got a chance to taste and buy lots of delicious chocolate.