25 June 2023

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Forty four pupils have now set off for Paris and Bruges accompanied by Mr Watters, Mrs Elliott, Miss Makinson, Mrs Whalley, Mr Faulkner and Mr Kenrick.  

All the group have their purple hoodies especially produced for the trip which will include visits to Disneyland Paris, the Eiffel Towel, the Montparnasse Tower, Vimy Tunnels, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Menin Gate and Vimy Ridge Memorial. They will also have a trip along the Seine in a Bateaux Mouches and stop by at a chocolaterie in Belgium.

We will all be able to follow their journey on our Facebook page and later on, in the newsletter. We expect their return to Priory around 8pm on Wednesday, 28 June and everyone will be back in school the next day as normal.


Day 1

Day 1 of Paris has been a success. We have arrived safely, and spent the day in Disneyland Paris.

The students are tired and ready for a good rest after an early start, ready to start all again in Paris tomorrow.

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Day 2

The last full day in France saw a day trip enjoying the sights and sounds of Paris. Starting with Sacre-Coeur, before a walk around Notre Dame. After lunch in the Latin Quarter, we headed to Montparnasse for a 360 degree view of this beautiful city. Once finished, we headed for a boat trip down the Seine. After disembarking, there was a whistle-stop visit to the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe before eating in Monte Carlo. A thoroughly enjoyable day in the 32 degree heat! Onwards to Belgium.

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Day 3

Arrived in Belgium safely and explored the beautiful city of Bruges in the afternoon. Our evening has been spent playing bingo and learning the stories of the First World War ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Ypres.

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Day 4

A historical day in Belgium. The pupils began the day with a visit to the world famous Flanders Field Museum in Ypres where they had a superb interactive experience of WW1 followed by a trip to Leonidas chocolate shop where so many gorgeous bargains were had. The parents will have to be into the bags quickly if they fancy their share! Pupils then visited Hill 62 and experienced the conditions on the Western Front, exploring the trench systems. After lunch the pupils visited Tyne Cot, the largest Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery. After dinner we headed back into Ypres to take part in the Menin Gate ceremony; the pupils were a credit to Priory. Everyone is now packed and ready for the journey home tomorrow.

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Tags: Geography Trips Humanities