The 7th March saw over 100 students leave for the annual Year 8 Paris Trip. Students and Bodmin College staff travelled by coach, including a ferry crossing from Dover to Calais to the Chateau de Grande Romaine on the outskirts of Paris.

The first evening saw students enjoy songs and marshmallow toasting around the camp fire ahead of a busy couple of days. On the Saturday, everyone travelled in to the centre of the Paris where students climbed the Eiffel Tower. All students made it to at least the first floor with many conquering fears and displaying huge amounts of resilience whilst making their way to the top, 391m above the ground.

Students then enjoyed their lunch on a river cruise down the Seine where they saw many famous and iconic French landmarks including the Louvre, Notre-Dame Cathedral, The Eiffel Tower from a different angle and many of Paris’ famous bridges.

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Following this, we visited the district of Monmartre, an area popular amongst tourists, where students enjoyed absorbing the French culture. Many visited the artists’ square where they were able to have themselves drawn as a caricature. Saturday evening saw us return to the Chateau for the disco.

The Sunday was an early wake up call ahead of a full day in the magical Disneyland Paris. We visited the studio park in the morning where students particularly enjoyed riding the ‘Tower of Terror’ and ‘Aerosmith’s rockin’ roller coaster’ followed by the main park in the afternoon where the favourite was decided to be ‘Hyperspace mountain.’