On 17th June we took part in our 2nd visit to Ecole Berthier in Paris.
We had a 5.15am start but everyone was surprisingly on form and rearing to go. Our coach ride to St. Pancras was swift and in no time at all we were being ushered through the Eurostar check-in.
The view of the Eiffel Tower from the Trocadero caught the children’s breath and many photos were taken. After a picnic lunch we walked across the bridge for a closer viewing of the Tower and then went to visit our partner school.
The first event of the afternoon was a traditional Irish folk dance by the French children. After the dance all of the children went outside into the sunshine to interview each other, using the vocabulary they had been learning throughout the year. It was wonderful to see the children getting down to interviewing straight away and meeting the challenge of speaking in another language.
All too soon it was time to leave. We then said our farewells and travelled back to the Gare du Nord to catch our train.
Here are what some of the Year 6 children thought of their trip to Paris:
France was the best! I think today was better than when I went last year because this year we went to the Eiffel tower. It was amazing. Me and my friends had a smashing time and had a laugh together. We bought Eiffel tower key rings.
The Eiffel Tower was bigger than I thought and surprisingly had a road going under it. The fire trucks are smaller than the ones in London. Also the police cars are different to London police. They’re smaller and there are not many police on the streets but lots of tow trucks.
By Alpha and Bradley