Year 9 and 10 Trip to Paris

On Friday 24th May, 46 students from Year 9 and 10 set off at dawn to cross the Channel and make their way to the French capital of Paris. The journey was smooth and the students arrived in Montmartre for the golden hour. The sun was shining and Montmartre was packed with people and musicians. Students had free time to roam around the picturesque streets of the Parisian district, which they thoroughly enjoyed after a long morning of travel.

On Saturday, after a breakfast filled with croissants and pains au chocolat, the group drove to Le Parc des Princes, the PSG stadium. Here students got the chance to walk in the footsteps of the greatest football players, such as Messi and Mbappé, and even had a penalty shoot-out on the pitch!

After a sporty morning, the students had a more leisurely time around the Trocadero and La Tour Eiffel. Students had free time to explore the area and the banks of the River Seine, before embarking on a new adventure: a boat cruise. The boat cruise in the sun was the perfect way to see Paris, and most of its famous landmarks, from a different point of view. After the cruise, the group drove to the Louvre area, where students had more time to take in the museum and Quai Rivoli, The Jewellers’ Avenue.

On Sunday, instead of going to Versailles Palace, we went to le Louvre for a few hours. Students were able to see the mythic Joconde (Mona Lisa) and other wonders of the art world. Some of the students even ventured to a different aisle of the museum and found themselves in Ancient Egypt. It was truly a wonderful cultural morning.

Next was La Tour Montparnasse - the highest tower in Paris - and students travelled up to the 56th floor and the terrace on the 58th floor. It was a great view of the city of light and worth braving the height!

Finally, students got a stop to enjoy Les Champs-Elysée, the longest and most luxurious avenue in the world. It was such a nice way to finish our Parisian escape before our last dinner together.

Students thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Here’s what some of them had to say:

“It was so much fun and exciting! I felt independent going around magnificent Paris. The boat cruise was the best!” Daisy and Lacey - 9A

“It was fantastic! We loved having free time on the Champs Elysée. We loved the day we saw the Eiffel Tower and the boat cruise too!” Maya, Daria and Zoey, Year 10.

“The trip was very interesting and I really loved visiting the PSG Stadium. So cool!” Seimi and Noah (9B)