In March, 12 pupils (along with Mrs Watkinson and Dr Boutemy) travelled to Paris to take part in this year's L5 and M5 Paris Exchange.
On arrival at the Gare du Nord, everyone was a little nervous - pupils had never met their exchange partners before, and were about to spend a week staying with them! Fortunately, all of the host families were really friendly.
The week was jam-packed with museum visits, sightseeing tours, cinema trips, and more! Highlights included taking photos from the top of the Arc de Triomphe, seeing the Mona Lisa in the Louvre, shopping on the Champs Elysées, and learning about the Opéra Garnier with a slightly odd but very funny tour guide. Over the weekend, pupils were spoilt rotten by their host families. Some were taken to watch football and rugby matches, whilst others visited the Science Museum, Disneyland, and the Eiffel Tower. Trips to Normandy and to a TV studio were also on the agenda!
We had a great week, and pupils enjoyed exploring Paris, making new friends, eating lots of croissants and speaking French. All agreed that being immersed in French culture is definitely one of the best ways of improving language skills!
The French pupils will return to stay with their exchange partners in June, and we look forward to welcoming them to Norwich.