On Thursday, 12 December, students from Years 7 and 9 set out on an overnight trip to Lille, France, for the annual Christmas market and the Euralille Centre Commercial. All concerned were impressed with the great atmosphere and the friendly, welcoming people, immersing themselves in the French culture and making good use of their French language skills, despite occasionally being a little daunted by the native speakers!
Equally impressive was the food – one student commented, “Who wouldn’t want churros for breakfast?!” – and the breathtaking views provided by the 18-metre high La Grande Roue – “A little tip: don’t wear a hat!”.
For a number of students, this was their first trip abroad, but they all had an amazing time, reassured by the friendly people they met and spending time with their peers.
Based on reports written by students.