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11 September 2023

Trip to Lille, France – Part 2

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Trip to Lille, France – Part 1

After enjoying a trip to a French supermarket to buy lunch, our Year 9 and 10 students made their way to the language school for our first French lesson. They practised their speaking and listening skills with native French speakers and revised structures and vocabulary that they had learnt back in London.

They then had some free time in Lille town centre to enjoy some shopping and buying some local delicacies! The evening was then spent having fun at the bowling alley with pizza for dinner. Mr Allen, Jonathan & Alex were winners!

On Wednesday, our students headed by bus to the beautiful ‘Citadel’, a park just outside the centre of Lille to get ready for our ‘accrobranches’ session! They were given a safety briefing and then chose their route up in the tree tops. Everyone was really brave and conquered some fears!

After lunch, they travelled by Mètro to the language school where our students had their second lesson of the week building on the skills they had been practising the day before. There was time for some last-minute souvenir and gift shopping before having dinner at a lovely restaurant ‘Aux moules’ in the centre of Lille.

On the final day, we checked out of the hostel after breakfast and headed the local market ‘Marché de Wazemmes’  which was full of beautiful local food, fruit and vegetables along a myriad of other wonderful stalls!

The Eurostar journey home was smooth and on time and our students were reunited with friends and family at St Pancras. A great time was had by all in Lille and all the students were amazing!

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