19 January 2017

Staff and pupils from Archbishop Temple School are gearing up for a four-day trip to Disneyland and Paris. This exciting opportunity, organised by the ICT and Computing Department, will include a trip to Disneyland, Paris and an excursion to see the sights in central Paris. The trip has been offered to pupils currently studying French and Computer Science at KS3 or currently studying one or both of the subjects at GCSE level.

The visit will last four days, in which pupils will experience a full day in the theme park and a full day in Paris. During the theme park day pupils will be given the opportunity to explore the park and experience the rides and parades and will also include a visit the Walt Disney studios. During their visit the pupils will explore some of the core ICT skills and use of computer applications used in the design and build of new attractions. They find out about the control systems used in thrilling rides like Space Mountain and Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, suggest how technological advances can aid the customer experience and examine how the offices, hotels and parks communicate via network systems. 

During the day in Paris, pupils will start the day in the Montmartre area and visit the Sacre Coeur Cathedral, eat their lunch on a River Seine cruise, there will be the opportunity for photos at the Eiffel Tower. The pupils will walk up the Champs Elysée doing a little shopping en-route to the Arc de Triomphe and see the stunning artwork on display at the Louvre. The trip also includes a visit to Planet Hollywood for a meal. There will be plenty of time for the pupils to practise their French language skills!

Pupils have also been invited to enter a photography and report writing competition. We look forward to seeing the winning entries, here, on the website and in the next issue of Communiqué!

An itineraryfor the visit and further details have been sent to parents and are available via Firefly.