Trip to France & Belgium Oct 2008
In the Michaelmas half term break a group of Fourth and Fifth form boys travelled to France and Belgium. Richard Oates, Head of French, updated an online blog throughout their time abroad.
"The trip complements the GCSE French language course as well as touching on aspects of European history, art, politics and geography. Our purpose in offering this opportunity to visit two neighbouring European countries is to compare various aspects of two neighbouring countries which, though they each possess distinctive cultures, are linked by rather more than some people may imagine. We will be based in Lille in northern France and will pay visits, on successive days, to Paris and Brussels. On our last full day we will undertake a tour of some World War I battlefields, finishing the day at the moving Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres."
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Posted: Friday, October 17, 2008