30 students and four members of staff spent the early part of half-term on a study trip to Paris. Students stayed with French families in elegant Versailles, immersing themselves in French language and culture. The trip was action-packed with visits to the Stade de France, the opulent Château and gardens of Versailles, the Picasso Museum and the interesting and surprising Musée Marie Curie.

Students travelled around the French capital by metro and were given a first-hand account of the concerns of the “gilets jaunes’ protesters. A particular highlight came with the Cirque d’Hiver whilst we were delighted to be given a presentation by EY France, who underlined the importance and benefits of language-learning in a post-Brexit Europe.