Forty One Year Nine students from Fleetwood High School paid a four day visit to Paris over the half term holidays.
The first part of the trip included a river cruise up the Seine and past Notre Dame, a walk up to Level Two of the Eiffel Tower, a visit to The Louvre to see many exhibits (including The Mona Lisa) and a walk up The Arc De Triomphe and the Champs Elysees. Students then visited Euro Disney where they went to the studio park and were fed and entertained at Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, which included rodeo riders, clowns, cowboys and Indians.
The trip was organised by Fleetwood High School’s head of Design Technology, Steve Woodburn, who says, “We run this trip annually. The culture and architecture that students experience on the visit fits in well with contextual studies covered in the school’s Art curriculum. Even the visit we make to Euro Disney is related to engineering aspects of Structures in Design Technology.”  Teacher Nicola Bradley-Elwell, also accompanying the trip, added, “It’s also good for pupils to experience other cultures, such as a different language and different food.”
Prizes were awarded at the end of the trip for things like The Best Use of French. One winner, Andrew Holloway, said, “I really enjoyed it. The Louvre was really interesting and it was a real challenge to reach the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. I’m scared of heights, but I did it!”