On March 29, thirteen of our Senior French students will be embarking upon an adventure of a lifetime, a tour of France. The group will land in Nice, visit Monte Carlo and Cannes. They will then take the bus north to Avignon, to re-connect with their homestay brothers and sisters whom they met during the three week visit from the students of Lycée Saint Joseph last October. Whilst in Avignon, our students will attend classes and be immersed in the real life of Provence. Each day there will be an excursion to a nearby area to allow them to experience the wonders of this region – a day in Nimes to visit the ancient Roman aqueducts, a day in Arles to see gladiators in action at the arenas, a day in Avignon to see the walled city and visit the Palace of the Popes. Next, it is off to Paris to enjoy all that the City of Lights has to offer- the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elysées, the Palace of Versailles and on our very last day, a visit to Paris Disneyland.
How have we been able to afford all of this? To prepare the students have been madly fundraising. There have been raffles, sausage sizzle and many, many icy cup and hot chocolate sales.
One of the highlights of our trip, as always will be the visit to the Somme battlefields, including the Australian memorial, the Franco-Australian in Villers-Bretonneux, Thiepval, La Boiselle, Beaumont Hamel and the Victoria school. We have been fortunate enough to be able to support our visit to this area due to the generous donation of $2,5oo made by the RSL through their Community Grants programme. We are extremely grateful for their support and know that this will be one of the most memorable days on our itinerary. Not long now!!!