On Thursday, students got to sample the French education system first-hand and compare with the British experience. In terms of starting and finishing times, I believe Tomlinscote won hands down. A day with 8 lessons, starting at 8.00 and finishing at 17.40 did not go down too well with all students...
Still, they got to share their expertise of the English language with French pupils.
Today, we all embarked on a day trip to Paris in the sunshine! After an early 7.00 departure, students enjoyed seeing the main landmarks such as the big Eiffel scaffolding, the Assemblée Nationale, the Invalides palace, the Elysée Palace and the Arc de Triomphe, which we climbed all the way to the top.
Quite obviously, the day ended up being too much for some...
To celebrate 15 years of collaboration with M. Daullet, M. Mahieu, Executive Principal for NDP consortium, marked the occasion with a get together of all staff involved. Looking forward to another 15 years of exchanges!
Students are now with families for the weekend. More news on Monday.