Sunday, February 05, 2006

A trip to a European capital city : London - June 2005.

Our visit to London took place at the end of the academic year in June 2005 with the former 4c now 3c.
The programme was quite busy but the students were fast walkers and did not complain about our long strolls.

Here is the schedule :

Day 1
We left school at 7.30
Boarding at Calais at 12.30 – departure at 13.30
Arrival at Dover at 14.00.
Visit of Canterbury.
Meeting with the families at 19.00.

Day 2
Discovery of the main monuments of London on the coach with a guide.
Picnic at St James’s Park.
Walk towards the National Gallery through The Mall, The Admiralty Arch and Trafalgar Square.
Visit of the National Gallery to see a few paintings chosen by the students.
Walk down to Whitehall passing 10 Downing Street,going to The Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.

Day 3
Visit of Mme Tussaud’s.
Picnic at Regent Park.
Walk down to Baker Street visiting Marble Arch, Oxford Street, Picadilly Circus et Regent Street : Shopping on Regent Street.

Day 4.
Visit of Windsor castle.
Picnic outside the castle.
Visit of Eton

Day 5
Walk From the Parliament Bridge along the River Thames
Visit of the New Tate Gallery.
Visit of Shakespeare’s theater: the Globe.
Crossing of the London Bridge to reach the London Tower.
Visit of the White Tower and the jewels of the Crown.
Mini Cruise on the River Thames from Tower Pier to Greenwich Pier.
A few photographs in front of the Cutty Sark
Dinner in a restaurant at Greenwich
Back to the coach to return to Paris.

Arrival in Paris at 5 am.

A few points of view:

"I really looked forward to going to London and really liked this trip. It was terrific and was a real change compared to Paris. I would go back with a great pleasure if I could and I think lots of students in this form share my opinion"

"Our trip to London was great, we discovered glimpses of another culture, as we were in British families. We saw almost all the most important monuments"

"This trip was interesting. Our host family was nice and living with British people was a good experience. We will never forget London although It stole us the Olympic games!!!"