Pupils and staff have just returned from an enjoyable trip to Paris and a poignant trip to the First World War battlefields in the Somme region. 

After departing school at 2.45am, the coach made good progress, taking the ferry and arriving in the cosmopolitan city of Paris, before heading for a fun day at Euro Disney. After settling into the hotel, staff and pupils were up bright and early on Tuesday for a day of sightseeing. The first stop was Montmartre. They also visited the Sacre Coeur, Galleries Lafayette, the Eiffel Tower and went on a beautiful cruise down the river Seine. Paris is the host city for this year's Olympic games and pupils could see the Olympic rings adorning the Eiffel Tower. 

They had an amazing experience on Wednesday, seeing the Olympic flame pass through Albert where they were staying. Some of our pupils even got to have a picture with the Olympic torch, just before it was lit! 

On Thursday, pupils on the French trip visited the battlefields of the First World War in the Somme region. Miss Porter gave a brief history of the fighting that took place at the Somme, as it was one of the deadliest battles that took place, before leading pupils and staff in Remembrance for those that died. Two of our senior perfects, Elin and Eri, laid a wreath from the staff and pupils at Archbishop Temple Church of England High School.

Thank you to Mrs Ward for organising such a memorable experience.