“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
– St. Augustine
During Half Term, twenty Year 7 and Year 8 pupils, accompanied by Madame Wallace, Madame Corsby et Monsieur Butcher visited Nice and Monaco. After an early start, the group arrived at the Nice Flower market where they were keen to practise their “je voudrais une baguette”, “Vous avez du fromage?” or “C’est combien?” . The pique-nique was devoured on the beach before continuing to the Fragonard Parfumerie where the pupils learned about (and sampled!) their special fragrances. The following day at St Paul de Vence, the pupils experienced “pétanque”, a form of boules and reflected on art and sculpture at the Maeght Foundation, discovering Giacometti and Chagall. The final day was spent in Monaco, handling baby sharks, crabs and starfish at the Oceanographic Museum and visiting a “confiserie” sampling some delicious chocolates.
The highlight of the trip for many was, taking part in the `Nice Parade of Lights`, one of the biggest carnivals in Europe. The children were overwhelmed to be involved – dancing, singing and throwing confetti! “It was truly wonderful to see!” commented Madame Wallace.