Maths Trip to Paris

Students enjoy a Maths trip to Paris over Easter

Students all met up bright and early to depart by coach to their destination: Paris! After a couple of hours, Maths quizzes were started with enthusiasm and prizes were welcomed.

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The next morning, after an enjoyable breakfast of croissants and pain au chocolat, they set off into Paris to meet their tour guide, Marguerite, at the Musée des Sciences where we visited a very interactive Maths exhibition.

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Students then set off for the centre of Paris where they saw some great views of Paris from the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur. Later that day the girls visited the Cathédrale de Notre Dame and its beautiful stain glasses and enjoyed a long walk along the River Seine, passing the antiquarian booksellers; some students even bought padlocks to add them to the Pont des Arts. According to their guide, the girls had enjoyed the stroll along the river a little too much, so had to race through the Musée du Louvre to catch a glimpse of the Mona Lisa amongst the crowd before finally reaching their coach on the Place de la Concorde, quite exhausted. 

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The evening concluded with a river cruise which started at the foot of the Eiffel Tower! The students thought this was the best part of the day as they saw all the major buildings in a beautiful sunset light and saw the Eiffel tower light up. Most thought it was magical!

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The following day was very exciting as students went to Disneyland and had free time all day enjoying the different rides and watching the Parades. Everyone had a great time and did a lot of shopping.

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The last day was spent travelling back to Dover. The students completed their Maths booklets, percentages, pie charts and Speed Distance Time questions all became very clear.

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After a last struggle to order sandwiches in French and try to find vegetarian options in a meat-loving country, the girls boarded the ferry and left France, returning to pounds and driving on the left.