Myself, Ms Dickinson, Mrs Simms-Crewe and Mr Johnstone-Cree took 40 Year 8 pupils to Paris, France.
We arrived at the chateau on Friday after a long journey, which had departed from Standish at 5.30am! Then bright and early on Saturday morning we boarded the coach for a diverse day of trips. First of all, we visited Melun a market town on the outskirts of Paris. Here some of the students (and Mr Johnstone-Cree) got to practice their French when ordering from the market. After some rather interesting purchases, the pupils then had to make and eat their own lunch using the produce they had bought in Melun. In the afternoon, we visited the Château de Fontainebleau, which has had many historical previous residents such as Napoleon and Louis VII. In the evening, most pupils enjoyed a dip in the pool followed by some crêpe making.
On Sunday, we made our way to the main event Disneyland Paris. Lots of pupils experienced some thrilling rides, saw some Disney characters and purchased the obligatory Disney merchandise. In the evening, some pupils braved the disco but most just chilled out in the grounds of our accommodation.
On the Monday, we travelled back to Wigan. The pupils all had the chance to sample some French cuisine, speak some French and experience a different culture. Thanks to all the staff who gave up their time and thanks to the pupils who were a credit to themselves, their parents and the school.